Marcus Shepard booking photo
SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento man suspected in the death of a child last year has been arrested.
An investigation into the death of a three-year-old boy was recently completed with the Sacramento City Coroner’s Office determining that it was a homicide.
Sacramento Police detectives—working with the District Attorney’s Office—recently obtained an arrest warrant for Marcus Shepard, 32. He was taken into custody on Thursday, January 18, 2017, on suspicion of murder and assault in the death of a child younger than eight years old. Shepard was booked into Sacramento County Jail.
On May 2, 2016, the Sacramento Fire Department was called to the 3700 block of Lilly Street in Sacramento at approximately 10:00 p.m. regarding a call about an unconscious child. When fire department personnel arrived, a family member was attempting to perform life-saving measures on the boy. The Fire Department took over life-saving efforts before transferring the victim to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The boy died three days later on May 5, 2016 from his injuries.
Police have not disclosed what the relationship was between the suspect and victim