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Update to Homicide Investigation on Starrlyn Way

Post Date:02/24/2020 10:27 AM

Sacramento County homicide detectives booked 31-year-old Akeim McFadden on charges related to the homicide of 47-year-old George Nixon. McFadden was already in custody on unrelated charges.

Detectives believe McFadden and Nixon had a verbal altercation the night before the homicide. McFadden shot Nixon in the backyard of a home, where Nixon had been sleeping in a tent with his girlfriend.

McFadden was also booked on charges related to a shooting in the 9900 block of Aries Way in Rancho Cordova on June 24, 2019. McFadden shot a 36-year-old male who survived his injuries.

At approximately 6 a.m. on November 19, 2019, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call regarding an injured male at a residence in the 2100 block of Starrlyn Way in Rancho Cordova. 

The original press release can be found here.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477). 

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