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Homicide Investigation in Rancho Cordova: Suspect in Custody

Post Date:03/25/2020 9:02 AM

Update: Homicide Investigation in Rancho Cordova Suspect in Custody

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, Sacramento County Sheriff’s homicide detectives arrested 20-year-old Alexander Tijerina in the shooting death of a 32-year-old man in Rancho Cordova. Tijerina was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail. 

During their investigation, detectives were able to identify the vehicle used in the homicide. After speaking with several witnesses, they were able to identify the suspect as the person responsible for shooting and killing the victim. 

No further information is available at this time.

Homicide Investigation in Rancho Cordova

At approximately 12:30 AM on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received information from the California Highway Patrol regarding a shooting in the area of Sunrise Boulevard at Highway 50. Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department responded and determined an unknown suspect in a vehicle shot into another vehicle. An adult male passenger sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Homicide detectives responded, along with Crime Scene Investigators. At this time, no arrests have been made and this is an active investigation. 

Detectives are in the process of obtaining witness statements for a description of a suspect vehicle. No motive is known at this time. 

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 next of kin.

Detectives are asking anyone with information related 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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