Sacto 9-1-1
October 16, 2013
Update: Coroner identifies Orangevale shooting victim

The Sacramento County Coroner's office has released the name of the man killed Tuesday morning in Orangevale.

He was identified as Steven Lester Fish, 32, of Orangevale.

Sacramento County sheriff's authorities say Fish, who was fatally shot while reportedly walking his dog in Orangevale about 4 a.m. Tuesday, likely knew his assailant and that the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence -- nor does it appear, they said, that he was actually walking a dog.

Detectives have determined that the story the surviving victim told investigators -- that he and his friend were walking a dog when they were assaulted on Central Avenue -- was a lie, said sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman.

Deputies responded to the 9000 block of Central Avenue after callers reported being awakened by gunshots. They found the two victims, one of them the fatally wounded Fish. The other suffered a graze wound to his ear, Bowman said.

Detectives interviewed the surviving victim as well the other residents of the Central Avenue home where the deceased victim lived. Bowman said Tuesday afternoon that it appears Fish likely knew his assailant or at least had some previous association with the suspect.

No suspect description has been released.

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