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Man killed in North Sacramento neighborhood

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was shot and killed in a North Sacramento apartment complex Friday night.

Sacramento police responded to the 600 block of Plaza Avenue around 7:53 p.m. after getting reports of a shooting, Officer Doug Morse said. The witness reported hearing multiple gunshots.

At the scene, police found a man in his 20s injured in the courtyard of the apartment complex. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. Morse said just after 8 p.m., the fire department pronounced the man dead at the scene.

It is unclear what led to the shooting and motive behind the shooting is unknown.

Morse said there was no arrest and no suspect description. Police continue to investigate the shooting.

Sacramento ex-cop sentenced for falsified reports

SACRAMENTO, CA - A former Sacramento police officer was sentenced to five years in state prison with suspended execution Friday for falsifying police reports.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette ordered Brandon Mullock, 28, to serve formal felony probation with one year in county jail.

Mullock's actions forced the Sacramento County District Attorney's Offices to dismiss 79 cases, most of them DUI arrests. There had been convictions in 73 of the cases, said D.A. spokesperson Shelly Orio, and they were set aside.

STORY: Sacramento D.A. dismisses 79 cases for alleged police misconduct

Mullock previously pleaded no contest to four felony charges: three counts of filing false police reports and one count of perjury as part of a plea deal.

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.