Sacto 9-1-1
August 18, 2013
Coroner IDs man fatally shot at north Sacramento home after argument

Sacramento police are investigating a fatal shooting at a north Sacramento home Saturday night that occurred as a result of an argument.

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office today identified the victim as 49-year-old Elijio Garza.

At 6:40 p.m. Saturday, police were called to a shooting in the 3300 block of Nareb Street. Officers found Garza who had been shot once in the upper torso.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Garza had arrived at the home shortly before the shooting, where an argument took place, and multiple shots were fired.

The suspect, who was not identified by police Sunday, reportedly fled on foot after the shooting. Reports of additional gunfire were reported in front of the home after Garza was shot. It was not clear Sunday if the same suspect had fired the shots. There were multiple witnesses at the scene, but there were no other injuries.

The suspect and the victim apparently knew each other, so the shooting was not random. It was not revealed what the argument was about today, or why Garza went to the home.

"Detectives are currently working on leads right now," said Doug Morse, spokesman for Sacramento Police.

Investigators are asking that anyone who may have information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Tips can also be texted to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter