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11/20/18

UPDATE- Homicide near Hood Franklin Road and 4th Street

On November 19, 2018 at 9:50 p.m., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Communication Center received a call from the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  CHP requested sheriff’s deputies perform a welfare check at a residence on 4th Street in the town of Hood.  CHP reported that the occupants of a vehicle stop advised there was a deceased subject in a residence in the south county of Sacramento.

Stockton CHP attempted to make a vehicle enforcement stop for speeding that ultimately turned into a high speed pursuit.  After the vehicle was disabled by spike strips, the driver attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by CHP officers.  There were multiple occupants in the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Tony Rasi (33 years old).  During the initial investigation, it was determined that Rasi was a possible suspect in a homicide that occurred in a residence near the intersection of 4th street and Hood Franklin Road.  Firearms were located in the vehicle.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the residence and upon their arrival located a 56-year-old male victim in the residence.  The victim was later pronounced deceased.  The victim sustained one gunshot to the upper body.  Detectives found that this incident initially occurred as a domestic disturbance, and there are no outstanding suspects.

Rasi was arrested for murder, kidnapping, and child endangerment.  He was booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail and is currently ineligible for bail.  He is set to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on Monday, November 26, 2018.

The identity of the victim, in this case, will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after notification has been made to his next of kin.

Sergeant Zach Hatch

Acting Sheriff’s Spokesman

Original Release

On November 19, 2018 at 9:50 p.m., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Communication Center received a call from the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  CHP requested sheriff’s deputies perform a welfare check at a residence on 4th Street in the town of Hood.  CHP reported that the occupants of a vehicle stop advised there was a deceased subject in a residence in the south county of Sacramento.

Sheriff’s deputies responded and upon their arrival located a male victim in the residence.  The victim was later pronounced deceased.  The victim is described as a Hispanic male adult.  The victim sustained one gunshot to the upper body.

At this time, investigators have not identified a motive for this crime.  Detectives are currently interviewing several witnesses.

Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detectives will remain on-scene throughout the early morning.  The identity of the victim, in this case, will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after notification has been made to his next of kin.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident to please contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department 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).

Sergeant Zach Hatch

Acting Sheriff’s Spokesman

 

 

 

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