Sacto 9-1-1
October 25, 2011
Arrest announced in West Sacramento attempted homicide

An 18-year-old man wanted in connection with an attempted homicide in West Sacramento was arrested today in Sacramento.

The U.S. Marshals Service announced that Deshaun Christopher Buford was taken into custody without incident at the University Village Apartments, in the 7700 block of La Riviera Drive, west of Howe Avenue.

About 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Buford allegedly fired an automatic 9mm submachine gun into a residence on Proctor Avenue in West Sacramento. Several bullets just missed a young mother and her 2-year-old child who were inside, according to a Marshals Service news release.

Buford had been evicted by the homeowner and is believed to have retaliated by firing approximately 40 rounds into the residence, officials said.

A warrant for attempted homicide was issued by the West Sacramento Police Department on Aug. 26, and shortly thereafter police asked the Marshals Service to assist in finding and apprehending Buford. The investigation led to information that Buford was staying at the University Village Apartments.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and West Sacramento Police officers today spotted Buford leaving an apartment and moved in to arrest him.

Officials said he was taken to West Sacramento for questioning.

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