Police spokesman Officer Doug Morse said there was no indication that the victim, a male in his late teens, and his alleged assailant, Kenneth Lloyd Thurman (pictured), knew each other before the robbery and shooting, which occurred along the bike trail near the Mile 1 marker in the area of Northgate Boulevard and Highway 160. The teenager suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.
Police responded about 3 p.m. to a report of a naked individual who was bleeding. They found the wounded youth and clothing strewn around the area. Morse said Thurman reportedly demanded the youth's cell phone. Morse said it was unclear why the youth was ordered to disrobe.
Police arrested Thurman, 44, in the area off Plaza Avenue and Del Paso Boulevard following a foot pursuit. At one point, Morse said, Thurman threw a gun onto the roof of a building, where it was later recovered by officers.
Because the case is still under investigation Thursday, Morse said, police were releasing limited information.
Thurman was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and receiving stolen property. He is being held in lieu of $330,000 bail.