By Cathy Locke
Sacramento County sheriff's deputies have arrested the husband of a woman who was shot to death in a North Highlands apartment this afternoon.
Officials said both the suspect and the victim were in their 40s. Their names have not been released pending booking of the suspect.
Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos said deputies were called to the residence in the 3600 block of Bellinger Court shortly before 4 p.m. The caller, an acquaintance of the victim who witnessed the shooting, said the suspect had left the scene.
Ramos said the woman had been shot multiple times in the upper body.
Deputies received another call, this one from the suspect's father, who said the suspect was en route to his residence in the 6000 block of Mio Court in Rio Linda. Deputies went to the residence and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. Ramos said deputies also found in the residence a firearm that they believe was used in the shooting.
Although investigators have not determined the motive for the shooting, Ramos said it appears that the husband and wife were not living together.