DETAILS FROM THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF’s OFFICE
On June 13, 2022, at approximately 7:25 p.m. there were two ShotSpotter activations within south Sacramento County; both occurring in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 48th Avenue. Deputies were dispatched less than a minute later and arrived at the activation address shortly thereafter.
Upon arrival, deputies contacted a 48-year-old adult male subject with 5 gunshot wounds. Deputies applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg and rendered aid until the scene was secured and Metro Fire could safely enter and transport the victim. Emergency physicians determined the injuries were not life-threatening.
INITIAL STATEMENT FROM THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF’s OFFICE
“Two adult males attempting to buy weed at MLK & 48th street, argument ensues, a 48-year-old male adult is shot five times, non-life-threatening. The victim is completely uncooperative and the only reason we knew about the shooting was because there was a ShotSpotter activation.”
An assisting law enforcement agency located the suspect vehicle shortly after the incident. Deputies contacted and arrested the suspect who is on active probation. Rand Hawkins Jr. (56) was transported to the Main Jail on a single felony count, assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $75,000 bail.
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).