SACRAMENTO— Sheriffs are continuing their search for the killer or killers who are responsible for the fatal shooting of a mentally impaired Sacramento man on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
Kevin Choyke, 23, was gunned down outside the Camellia Village mobile home park in South Sacramento in what many are calling a “senseless killing.”
Michael Sena, Choyke’s stepfather, said his stepson was not involved in gangs or drugs and wondered who would shoot him.
“This shouldn’t have happened. Everybody liked him. He had no enemies and was kind and quiet.”
Choyke had gone out by himself to get an energy drink from the AM/PM convenience store on Gerber and Power Inn Road after a long day of reorganizing his family’s house.
“We were too tired to go with him, but he didn’t want to wait,” Sena recalls.
Choyke was found bleeding by a passerby at approximately 1 A.M. at the front entrance of the mobile home park, located on St. Andre Lane, just north of Gerber Road. Neighbor Lisa Mraz saw him lying there and called 911. When officers arrived, they found Choyke had a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
By noon on Wednesday, a small memorial with flowers and an energy drink had been set up at the entrance of the Camellia mobile home park. A vigil was also held later than evening.
“He had a big heart,” said neighbor Sharon Bower, 55, who added that Choyke would help her plan community events for the neighborhood children.
To date, there is no motive or description of the suspect. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is asking that anyone with information to please call them at (916) 874-5115.