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31-year-old suspect arrested in connection to Oak Park shooting

A 15-year-old girl was injured in a shooting on New Year's Day, Sacramento police said.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jan. 2 update:

A 31-year-old suspect was arrested on Friday in connection to a shooting in Oak Park that left a man dead and a teenage girl in the hospital just hours into the new year.

Sacramento police arrested Juan Roman. Roman is booked in the Sacramento County Jail on a homicide charge. 

Original story: 

A teenage girl was injured and a man killed after a shooting in Oak Park just hours into the new year.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, just after 3 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, police were called to the 3200 block of 42nd Street, a couple blocks away from Broadway, for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found two shooting victims, a 15-year-old boy and an adult man. 

The man was pronounced dead, while the teenager was taken to an area hospital. 

Police have not yet released the identity of the victim, nor have they released any information about a possible suspect. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357.

“It was a bloody, bloody 24 hours in Sacramento,” said Berry Accius with the nonprofit “Voice of the Youth.”

Accius has made repeated calls for investment in community organizations rather than policing, which he believes can solve the problem. He said the coronavirus pandemic has only layered problems in Sacramento communities like poverty and gun violence.

“When we’re ready to invest, I feel the problems will go away,” Accius said. “And when we’re ready to target, I believe some of the instigators and a lot of those folks are people that are selling the guns in our communities, I think that you’ll have a great…downward spiral of gun violence in our community when the guns are off our street.”


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