On September 23, 2021 at approximately 10:03 p.m., Sacramento Police Department patrol officers responded to the 2800 block of Mendel Way regarding a physical altercation occurring between several subjects. When officers arrived in the area, they located an adult male who had sustained life-threatening injuries from the altercation. Sacramento Fire Department personnel arrived and attempted to render aid to the victim. Despite their efforts the victim was declared deceased on scene.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators have responded to take over the investigation. This investigation is in the early stages and information is limited. Based on preliminary information detectives believe some type of disturbance between the victim and suspect(s) escalated into the homicide. Detectives will be conducting a canvass of the area for witnesses and evidence. There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim after next of kin have been notified.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

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