At 11:18 Tuesday morning, officers from the Sacramento Police Department responded for a Shotspotter Activation and phone reports of shots fired, with a man laying in the street. When officers first arrived on scene, they reported having a man down, unresponsive and requested for the fire department to respond code 3 (lights and sirens).

Neighbors tell PSN, bystanders had started CPR and officers took over when they arrived on scene, then the victim was transported to the hospital via paramedic ambulance.

“Officers are investigating a shooting that was reported around 11:20 a.m. in the 3800 block of Haywood St.,” said Officer Ryan Woo, Public Information Officer for the Sacramento Police Department, in a written statement to PSN. “One male adult victim was located at the scene and transported to a hospital for treatment, where he was later pronounced deceased. Due to the circumstances, homicide detectives will be responding to take over the investigation. The investigation is still in its early stages and the circumstances of the incident remain under investigation.”

Neighbors tell PSN the victim was a good kid, a good student, played basketball, was quiet and never in any trouble.

The Sacramento later posted the following Media Release:

On December 20, 2022 around 11:20 a.m., Sacramento Police Department patrol officers responded to the 3800 block of Haywood Street for a report of a shooting. At the scene officers located one adult male victim who sustained at least one gunshot wound. Officers performed life-saving measures and the victim was transported to a hospital for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Due to the circumstances, homicide detectives and crime scene investigators responded to take over the investigation. They processed the scene, canvassed the area, and interviewed witnesses. This incident remains in its early stages and the exact circumstances of what occurred remain under investigation. There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased 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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