SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The suspect sought in connection to the Friday morning beating of a Sacramento family was captured in Nevada.
On Friday, September 1, 2017, at approximately 6:25 a.m. officers from the Sacramento Police Department responded to a residence on the 3000 block of Melinda Way for a report of a violent assault.
Officers arrived and discovered that a 7-year-old girl, 8-year-old boy and an adult female had been beat with a hammer by a male suspect. The victims sustained major injuries during the assault and were transported to a local area hospital by medical personnel. All three victims are listed in serious to critical condition.
Due to the serious nature of the victims’ injuries, detectives from the Major Crimes Division and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene to canvass the area for potential evidence and witnesses.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified 23-year-old Deandre Chaney Jr. as the suspect in this violent attack. It is believed that the assault stemmed from a verbal argument that occurred between the adult female and Chaney who were in a prior relationship. After the assault, Chaney stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle has since been recovered by law enforcement.
On September 2, 2017, 23-year-old Deandre Chaney was arrested in Winnemucca, NV on an outstanding warrant for attempted homicide related to this case.
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this assault to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471, 911 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
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