SACRAMENTO–The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the man whose body was found on a street in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento on Monday December 15 following a fatal shooting. He has been identified as Jemahl A. Loharsingh, 23, of Sacramento.
Several calls were received just after 5 p.m. on Monday after gunshots were heard at Church Avenue and Bell Street. When deputies arrived they found Loharsingh, who had been shot and was lying on the ground in the 2300 block of Church Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel. Records show Loharsingh lived far from the location of the shooting, in South Sacramento near Florin and Power Inn Roads.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene and conducted interviews with witnesses. A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined and no suspects have been identified. However, investigators do believe there could be multiple suspects involved.
Loharsingh had a history of crime related activities in the past few years, according to law enforcement records. He had been arrested three times in the past five months on possession of drugs and paraphernalia, along with resisting arrest. In May of this year, he was charged with inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant (domestic violence) as well as abuse. He faced two charges of resisting or obstructing an officer prior to that, and in October of 2013 he was arrested for robbery, conspiracy, and probation violations.
Arrests prior to those include a June 2013 charge of possession and transportation for sales of a controlled substance, and an April of 2011 charge of possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. It is unknown if any of these prior incidents had any relation or connection to the incident resulting in Loharsingh’s shooting death, but they may lead detectives to possible clues to his connection and involvement in the sometimes lethal business of illegal drug sales, and his sometimes violent nature.
Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
Loharsingh’s mother, Dionne Wilson is raising money through a Fundly.com site to pay for his funeral and help support his three children. Donors may visit the site at fundly.com/jemahl-loharsingh-my-son-home-going to contribute to the fund.
CrimeVoice staff contributed to this story.