Detectives: Man Believed Shot to Death in North Highlands Actually Stabbed During Home Invasion

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NORTH HIGHLANDS —

A man who drove his car to North Highlands, got out and told a witness he was shot before dying was actually stabbed during a home invasion robbery, according to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.

Police say Kaveon Plummer-Lee, 19, drove to the 6400 block of Channing Drive on Sunday, got out of his vehicle and said he had been shot. Deputies attempted to save Plummer-Lee but he died at the scene.

Through further investigations, detectives identified Plummer-Lee as the suspect in a home invasion robbery attempt right before he drove to Channing Drive.

Investigators discovered that during the robbery, Plummer-Lee was stabbed by one of the residents, which caused the injury he said was a gunshot wound.

Detectives said they believe Plummer-Lee was armed with a weapon at the time and that the resident stabbed him in self-defense.

The findings of this investigation have been forwarded to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, who will be responsible for any decisions regarding the filing of criminal charges associated with this event.