Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.
QUESTION: Has there ever been an arrest made in the killing of Jonah Lamar Simms? He was shot and killed on Nov. 21, 2008. He was a respectful young man who was trying to find his way in the world. He had just started working for the CCC in Sacramento and was shot and killed walking home from work after completing his first full week at his first job. I was his supervisor and not a day goes by that I don't think about him.
Submitted by: Steve Holderness, Roseville
ANSWER: Arthur Alexander McCall was convicted in December 2011 of the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Jonah Lamar Simms.
Police described it as a gang-related killing.
According to stories in The Bee, McCall shot Simms after the two argued on Bowles Street, near Traction Avenue, in North Sacramento the night of Nov. 21, 2008. Police said McCall and Simms were members of rival gangs.
According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, McCall was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Now 26 years old, he is at High Desert State Prison in Susanville.
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