Sacto 9-1-1
November 8, 2012
Teen suspect arrested in homicide off 65th Avenue

Sacramento police have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in the killing last night off 65th Avenue near Florin Road and 21st Street.

City police spokeswoman Michele Gigante said the suspect has been booked into juvenile hall.

Meanwhile, Sacramento County Coroner's deputies have released the name of a homicide victim killed last night in midtown.

Homicide detectives worked through the night on the two Sacramento killings - one in South Sacramento and one in midtown.

The man killed in midtown at 15th and S streets was identified today as Jesse James Nunez, 36, of Sacramento.

No motives for the shootings that left Nunez and another young man dead in separate incidents have been released. Also, no suspects have been charged in either death.

Police learned of the first shooting about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday when citizens told officers that shots were fired in the 2100 block of 65th Avenue, near Florin Road and 21st Street. When officer arrived on the scene, they found evidence of a shooting but no victims.

However, that would change. Police dispatchers were later notified that a man in his 20s had been transported to a local hospital with "multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body," according to a police press release.

That man, whose identity has not been released, died from his injury.

A second person, a teen with non-life threatening gunshot wounds to his lower body, also showed up at a hospital. He apparently is connected to the shooting.

The second shooting that kept Sacramento Police officers busy in the early evening occurred about an hour later. This time, a police officer heard the first shots ring out.

A patrol sergeant in the area of 15th and S streets heard several gunshots about 8:45 p.m. A witness told the sergeant that there had just been a shooting and people were seen scattering.

Moments after people ran from the scene, a vehicle termed "suspicious" was also seen leaving the area.

The sergeant began a search for the vehicle, which was found abandoned. Witnesses reported seeing the driver flee on foot from the vehicle.

Officers flooded the area of 15th and S streets where Nunez was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Officers rendered first aid prior to the arrival of fire department paramedics.

Despite their best efforts, Nunez died.

Meanwhile, a perimeter was set up to find suspects was near 17th and T streets. With the additional help of a police dog and a Sacramento Police helicopter crew, two subjects were detained.

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