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911 Call Cut Short: Road Rage Preceded Shooting, Suspect Arrested

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Mugshot: Brian Jones.


Detectives have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the early Saturday morning shooting death near North Highlands.

Brian Jones, 24, was arrested and will now face a charge of murder. Detectives believe he is the one responsible for the shooting near Predial and Essence ways, where a 9-1-1 call for help was cut short after sounds of gunfire.

Road rage is believed to have started the whole incident, investigators note. Apparently, a man started following around two women in the area just after 2 a.m. As the man continued to follow them, one of the women called a Jones, a relative of hers.

Jones then drove to the area to confront the man. Soon, the man called 9-1-1 for help, reporting that a car had pulled up alongside him. Shots were heard and the call soon disconnected.

Detectives believe that Jones independently made the decision to fire on the man, with the women not being charged at this time. The man said in the 9-1-1 call that a woman pulled a gun on him, but detectives note that this claim looks to be unfounded.

At the scene of the shooting, deputies found the man with numerous gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jones is also facing a violation of his post-release community supervision status. He is being held at Sacramento County Jail and will is ineligible for bail.