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3 descriptions released in Sacramento fatal beating case

SACRAMENTO, CA - A month after a man was beaten to death in Midtown Sacramento, police have been able to gather a description of the three suspects.

On March 17, police responded to the area of 18 th and P streets after getting reports of a man bleeding. At the scene, they found Josiah Humphreys, 28, seriously injured after getting beaten, Sacramento police said. Humphreys was taken to a hospital for treatment where he later died.

Police said they believe three suspects were involved in the beating. During the investigation, police have been able to put together a description of the suspects:

Suspect 1 - Light-skinned black, Hispanic or Asian man, 25 to 30 years old, weighing 180 to195 pounds; he was last seen wearing a dark colored New York Yankees jacket

Suspect 2 - Light-skinned black, Hispanic or Asian man, 25 to 30 years old, with a thin build and short dark spiky hair; he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt.

Police sketch posted in American River Pkwy. attempted rape

SACRAMENTO, CA - If you recognize the man depicted in this police drawing, you're asked to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. The man tried to rape a woman as she jogged on the American River Parkway equestrian trail last month, authorities say.

The attack took place on March 26 at about 11 a.m. as the woman ran between Watt and Howe avenues, said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos. She was grabbed from behind by a man and forced to the ground. She told deputies the man tried to further assault her but her screaming for help sent him fleeing.

The assailant was described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s. He was between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall with a slim build. He had a scruffy, blond beard and a moustache.

At the time of the attack he wore a long-sleeved, olive green t-shirt, and black and gray pants. He had on a red baseball cap and sunglasses.

The woman reported he rode away on black mountain bike with white detailing.

Sacramento police investigate series of apt. laundry room burglaries

SACRAMENTO, CA - Police are investigating six thefts of coin-collecting mechanisms from the laundry rooms of Sacramento apartment complexes.

In one case, one robber brandished a gun at a tenant and in two other crimes, an entire coin-operated washing machine and dryers were taken.

Police think the same two people broke into the laundry rooms. They were described as men, black, 25 to 30 years old. One of them was described by witnesses as having a thin build and short Afro-style hair and a goatee.

Midtown leaders say area is safe, despite recent incidents

SACRAMENTO, CA - After a murder on P and 18th streest in Sacramento and man beaten with a bat in, what police are calling, a hate crime on D and 20th streets, some are wondering if violence is getting worse in the Midtown.

City councilmember Steve Hansen, who represents the Midtown community, said the incidents must to be examined closely to determine if there is a larger problem or just unfortunate incidents.

Midtown Business Association leaders said they already have private security and hired off-duty officers to patrol the commercial district. They said despite the two incidents violent crime in Midtown remains rare.

"You look at crime statistics in Midtown compared to other parts of Sacramento, and other parts of the country, it's definitely a safe place to be," Midtown Business Association Executive Director Elizabeth Studebaker said.

Dozens remember man fatally beaten in midtown Sac

Dozens remember man fatally beaten in midtown Sac

SACRAMENTO- More than 100 people turned out to remember a midtown Sacramento man who was beaten to death a few feet from his apartment building this past weekend.

Sacramento police were still searching for the three people suspected of beating 28-year-old Josiah Humphreys to death early Sunday morning. The attack was near 18th and P streets around 1 a.m. as Humphreys was walking home alone from a nearby bar. The attack happened just a few feet from his apartment building.

A friend, who doesn't want to be identified, was with Humphreys the night of the attack. He said Humphreys decided to head home first, while a group of friends headed onto another bar.

Sacramento man beaten in possible hate crime

SACRAMENTO - Police are looking for two men suspected of beating a man in a possible "bias-related" attack Sunday night.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was walking home in the area of 20th and D St. at 10:13 p.m. when he was approached by a man from behind. The approaching man made various derogatory statements using gay slurs. A second man then struck the victim on the lower portion of his body while also using derogatory slurs, according to Sacramento police reports.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene and transported the victim to hospital with minor injuries.

One of the alleged attackers was described as a black man, 24 to 28 years old, 5'10" tall with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a dark green t-shirt and blue jeans.

The second suspect was described as a white man, 28 to 34 years old, 5'8" to 5'10" tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored t-shirt and pants.

Police seeking suspects in fatal Midtown beating

SACRAMENTO - Police are looking for the suspects involved in a midtown fight that claimed the life of a 28-year-old man.

The attack happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday in the area of 18th and P Streets in Sacramento.

According to the victim's friends, Josiah Humphreys was walking home alone from a nearby bar. He was half a block from his apartment when he was assaulted by three men.

One witness, who did not want to be identified said, "I saw this man getting beaten to death unrelentlessly in a savage manner. It was heinous and horrible."

The man said he initially thought it was a gang "jump-in" and didn't want to get involved because he was afraid for his own life.

"I can still hear the crack, crack, crack, as I continue to walk down the street," said the witness.