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.

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