Sacto 9-1-1
August 27, 2011
West Sacramento man shot in head, suspect arrested

A man shot in the head at a West Sacramento trailer park early today is expected to die, police reported.

West Sacramento police responded to the Welcome Grove Trailer Park on West Capitol Avenue at about 2:43 a.m. and found Matthew Smith in a residence, suffering from a head wound.

Smith and another man, Charles Quillin, 21, were partying at a residence in the park when they began to argue, according to police officials.

Quillin is accused of shooting Smith multiple times with a .32 caliber handgun.

Smith was also found in possession of a .32 caliber handgun while being treated by paramedics.

Quillin walked up to officers while they were establishing a perimeter at the crime scene and he was arrested without incident on suspicion of attempted murder.

Smith was taken to UC Davis Medical Center in critical condition, police reported.

He is on life support and his wounds are expected to be fatal, said West Sacramento Police Lt. Scott McCartney.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter