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Murder Suspect Arrested in Connection with Rosemont Shooting

Michael Almeda has been arrested on charges of shooting and killing a man on Westporter Drive.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on charges he shot and killed a man in Rosemont last week.

Michael John Almeda was arrested Tuesday night on charges of murdering 21-year-old Alexander Brian Chavez on Jan. 17.

"Investigation into this incident led to the identification of Almeda as a person responsible for this crime," the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said in a press release. "The investigation remains ongoing, and detectives are looking at the possibility that there may be other suspect(s) associated with this incident. The relationship between the suspect (Almeda) and the victim in this case, as well as a motive for the shooting, are still being determined."

Chavez was found lifeless in the driver's seat of an SUV on Westporter Drive around 6:20 p.m. on Jan. 17.

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Cody Kitaura January 28, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Hi everyone, please keep your comments civil and respectful. Please stay away from personal attacks or insults. Thanks.
Meli January 28, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Keep on posting Angie!!! You have every right to post. At least yours don't attack, threaten, or call people names. I am saddened to see that those who are family to the accused post in such a disrespectful manner. And they want us to believe they are all puppy dogs, rainbows and sunshine. Go figure....
Rachel February 04, 2013 at 08:26 PM
All I am saying is that he needs to be locked up for what he did end of story!!!!!!
kevin morrison February 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM
im so sorry for your litte sister. I believe that if michael did this to your sister right now is the time to press charges. lets make sure that he never leaves prison so he cant hurt anyone ever again.
kevin morrison February 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM
if you know more and now they are not guilty speak up. what are you waiting for! if you know this was naive, you must have some important information that the police or detectives dont have. it seems you know a lot more.

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