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December 21, 2016

Arrest Made in Myrtle Avenue Homicide

On December 20, 2016, Sheriff’s Homicide detectives arrested Lawrence Johnson, 21, of Sacramento for the murder of Sungaya Fleming, which occurred on December 12, 2016.

A little before 9:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received several 911 calls in regards to shots fired in the 4800 block of Myrtle Avenue in Sacramento.  Further calls stated there were multiple victims shot inside an apartment.

Deputies responded to the scene, and located four victims inside an apartment suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victims were 38-year-old Sungaya Fleming, a 39-year-old female, 21-year-old male, and a 15-year-old female.  Deputies immediately rendered medical aid to the victims.  Sacramento Metro Fire responded and transported the victims to local hospitals.  On December 19, 2016, Sungaya Fleming died at a local hospital from injuries she sustained during the December 12th shooting.  The other three victims are recovering.

The suspect fired multiple shots through the closed front door of the apartment.  It is unknown if there were multiple suspects or multiple shooters.  There were 16 people inside the apartment at the time of the shooting.  Five of those were children that ranged in ages from 4-16 years old.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.  Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

 

 

Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

Click for full size photo Lawrence Johnson

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