On October 31, 2018, at 1:33 a.m., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Communications Center received a call regarding a female who had been shot in the 5800 block of Antelope Road. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location, which is a retail shopping center and found the victim unresponsive and suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to the location and began their investigation.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. that same morning, an on-duty Burbank Police Department Canine Officer was traveling on the 210 freeway, near Hubbard Street in southern California. The Officer observed a collision involving several vehicles and stopped to assist the motorists.
As the Officer began conducting records checks of the license plates on the involved vehicles, he was notified one of the vehicles was wanted in connection with a Sacramento Sheriff’s Department homicide investigation. Suddenly, the occupant of the vehicle, Miguel Romo, a 38-year-old Sacramento man fled from the vehicle on foot. Additional law enforcement resources were called to assist, which included CHP and the Los Angeles Police Department. Police Officers chased the suspect for a short distance and apprehended him near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Sayre Street in Los Angeles.
Romo has been arrested for the murder of the female victim, which occurred earlier that morning. Romo remains in custody in a Los Angeles area jail where he is being held without bail, due to his charges. Romo is currently on parole from state prison and is also being held for a parole violation.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the Burbank Police Department and our other law enforcement partners in southern California for their assistance in bringing this suspect to justice. Their level of professionalism and cooperation through this process has been a great collaborative experience – we are grateful for their partnership.
Sergeant Shaun Hampton