UPDATE FROM THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF’s OFFICE
UPDATED – PALMER HOUSE DRIVE HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED
Homicide Detectives from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office identified and arrested Demonte Lavase Smith (34) of Sacramento County for the November 7, 2021 shooting death of Deandre Taylor (36). No suspects are outstanding. There is no further information at this time.
ORIGINAL DETAILS FORM THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF’s OFFICE
At approximately 10:03 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021, the Sheriff’s Communications Center received several calls from citizens near the 7200 block of Palmer House Drive in Sacramento County stating they heard gunshots and could see a subject lying in the street.
Upon arrival, deputies located one adult male who sustained at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding personnel from Sacramento Metro Fire.
Homicide detectives and Crime Scene investigators responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses and gathered evidence. No further information or suspect information is available at this time.
The identity of the victim in this case will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after identification and notification of next of kin.
Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
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