SACRAMENTO- Police are continuing their investigation after finding the body of a local man on Friday night, September 4, inside his South Sacramento residence.
The body of Kevin Marcus Johnson, 40, was found in the living room of his home on the 2600 block for Franklin Boulevard near Second Avenue, by the victim’s girlfriend at approximately 11:00 pm. She called 911, and after medics arrived, Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers said the victim suffered trauma to his upper body and are unsure of what killed him. As of Saturday afternoon, police could still not clearly determine how the victim had died and are labeling the death suspicious. No further announcements have been made since.
The victim’s father, Clarence Johnson, said his son worked with him to rehabilitate and sell homes. The victim has four sons ranging in age from 5 to 20, but they did not live with Johnson nor were they present at the time of the incident.
Police would not offer details about the victim’s injuries, but the deceased’s father said investigators told him that his son had been shot. “He never did anybody any harm,” said Clarence Johnson to KCRA News. “He wasn’t no street guy to go out here and stay in the street drinking. Stuff like that, he didn’t do that.”
Neighbors expressed sadness over the death but were not surprised. The home was described as a place where police had often been called. Many unknown people would stay at the residence for days at a time.
The victim’s father, and others who knew him, said Johnson often took people in who needed help. “If you were homeless, needed someplace to stay, his door was open to you,” said Jackie Simmons, a family friend.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call (926) 264-5471 or to text 274637. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.