CSI and investigators on scene in the area of 35th St. and 5th Ave. in Oak Park after volley of gunfire.

CSI and investigators on scene in the area of 35th St. and 5th Ave. in Oak Park after volley of gunfire.

One in critical condition after volley of gunfire- Oak Park

A shooting incident occurred in Oak Park in the area 35th Street and Broadway just before 6:30 p.m.

The area was closed off as CSI and detectives arrived to investigate and process the scene.

A male subject was shot in the chest. Officers received a call of shots fire in the area. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim down.

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Tragic end to 2012: Suspect caught after two killed, three injured in New Year’s Eve shooting in Old Sacramento

UPDATE – On Friday, January 4, 2013, a male and female associated with Carlito Montoya were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon related to this incident. Amber Scholz-36 is believed to have instigated the altercation and her husband Charles Fowler-Scholz-34, was involved in the physical fight that preceded the deadly shooting. No further details are available at this time.   UPDATE – Suspect identification: According to a Sacramento Police update, the suspect, 22-year-old Carlito Montoya, is in police custody in an area hospital. Montoya is receiving medical treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.   A 22-year-old man wanted in connection with a New Year’s Eve shooting in Old Sacramento that left two people dead and three others with gunshot wounds was apprehended by Sacramento police last night. The suspect allegedly pulled a gun during a fight inside the Sports Corner Cafe and began firing, hitting a 30-year-old female, a 35-year-old male and an employee in his 20s, according to a police press release. The two male victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died on the scene, while the female victim survived and was taken to a hospital. The fight had begun as an argument before turning into a physical altercation, which a bar employee attempted to break up. It was not immediately clear from the press release if that was the same employee who was […]

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Behind the Tape – A Day in the Life of a Homicide Detective

Some detectives refer to working homicide as being at the top of their game, and if you make it to homicide, you are one of the elite. Imagine walking into a crime scene with limited information, where there is nothing but a dead body, and the “victim” can’t tell you what happened. In absence of the victim’s testimony, it is the homicide detective’s job to investigate the physical and forensic evidence, and witness statements, to solve the ultimate puzzle, both past and present, and put the case to rest. Detective Pete Willover is an icon and veteran detective with the Sacramento Police Department. He retired in 2005, but didn’t stay away. He now works as a reserve detective in the department’s cold case unit solving sexual assaults. During his 42-year career, Willover has worked on and solved hundreds of homicide and sexual assault cases. He has been recognized across the country and featured on many crime programs. I caught up with Detective Willover in his office. We discussed a 1977 homicide/sexual assault case involving a 15-year-old girl that had been reported missing. Penny Parker was reported missing after she didn’t make it home from her Sacramento Bee newspaper delivery job. Her body was discovered about 15 miles from where she was last seen in an underdeveloped area in Del Paso Heights. She had been stabbed […]

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One in critical condition after volley of gunfire- Oak Park

A shooting incident occurred in Oak Park in the area 35th Street and Broadway just before 6:30 p.m.

The area was closed off as CSI and detectives arrived to investigate and process the scene.

A male subject was shot in the chest. Officers received a call of shots fire in the area. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim down.

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Tragic end to 2012: Suspect caught after two killed, three injured in New Year’s Eve shooting in Old Sacramento

UPDATE – On Friday, January 4, 2013, a male and female associated with Carlito Montoya were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon related to this incident. Amber Scholz-36 is believed to have instigated the altercation and her husband Charles Fowler-Scholz-34, was involved in the physical fight that preceded the deadly shooting. No further details are available at this time.   UPDATE – Suspect identification: According to a Sacramento Police update, the suspect, 22-year-old Carlito Montoya, is in police custody in an area hospital. Montoya is receiving medical treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.   A 22-year-old man wanted in connection with a New Year’s Eve shooting in Old Sacramento that left two people dead and three others with gunshot wounds was apprehended by Sacramento police last night. The suspect allegedly pulled a gun during a fight inside the Sports Corner Cafe and began firing, hitting a 30-year-old female, a 35-year-old male and an employee in his 20s, according to a police press release. The two male victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died on the scene, while the female victim survived and was taken to a hospital. The fight had begun as an argument before turning into a physical altercation, which a bar employee attempted to break up. It was not immediately clear from the press release if that was the same employee who was […]

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Behind the Tape – A Day in the Life of a Homicide Detective

Some detectives refer to working homicide as being at the top of their game, and if you make it to homicide, you are one of the elite. Imagine walking into a crime scene with limited information, where there is nothing but a dead body, and the “victim” can’t tell you what happened. In absence of the victim’s testimony, it is the homicide detective’s job to investigate the physical and forensic evidence, and witness statements, to solve the ultimate puzzle, both past and present, and put the case to rest. Detective Pete Willover is an icon and veteran detective with the Sacramento Police Department. He retired in 2005, but didn’t stay away. He now works as a reserve detective in the department’s cold case unit solving sexual assaults. During his 42-year career, Willover has worked on and solved hundreds of homicide and sexual assault cases. He has been recognized across the country and featured on many crime programs. I caught up with Detective Willover in his office. We discussed a 1977 homicide/sexual assault case involving a 15-year-old girl that had been reported missing. Penny Parker was reported missing after she didn’t make it home from her Sacramento Bee newspaper delivery job. Her body was discovered about 15 miles from where she was last seen in an underdeveloped area in Del Paso Heights. She had been stabbed […]

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