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Sacramento’s Violent St. Patrick’s Weekend

Law enforcement says 17 people were shot from Friday through Sunday on St. Patrick’s weekend.

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The man suspected of shooting and killing 46-year-old Hassan Alawsi told FOX40 Monday he did not kill the Sacramento Muslim man.

“I do not hate Muslims, or anyone for that matter” Jeffrey “Michael” Caylor told FOX40 in a jailhouse interview. “I was not at Home Depot that night.”

Alawsi was shot to death in March in the Home Depot parking lot off of Florin Road just past 7 p.m.
In the eight minutes that investigators believe Caylor circled the parking lot in his girlfriend’s teal Buick, the lead detective on the case tells FOX40 Caylor was stalking Alawsi.

“He had no history with Alawsi, but he knew they were Muslim because his sister was wearing a headscarf,” a sheriff’s department source told FOX40.

Investigators also tell FOX40 that Caylor’s girlfriend, Kari Hamilton, and her 12-year-old son were also in the vehicle at the time they believe Caylor shot Alawsi with a 9 millimeter handgun. The gun and the car are both registered to Hamilton, according to investigators.

Hamilton is in custody at the Sacramento County Jail for other crimes the couple allegedly committed on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

She denied our request for a jailhouse interview.

Caylor faces murder charges, along with attempted murder charges for another crime committed at the In-N-Out Market and Liquor store in Carmichael Just one day after Alawsi’s death. Investigators say he attempted to fire three shots at the store clerk, but all three misfired.

“I might start to recall more once my lawyer is present,” Caylor told FOX40.

Alawsi’s family returned to Iraq on Sunday.

A neighbor tells FOX40 his body will return to Iraq as well at 10 p.m. Monday night.

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Sacramento Police are searching for a 16-year-old wanted for a March 15 homicide.

Antoine Weber is suspected of shooting and killing his brother’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Nichole Duarte.

Weber’s older brother, Raymond, is also wanted but on a separate parole violation.

Investigators believe the shooting was the result of an escalating dispute between Duarte and Antoine Weber.

Duarte was reported to have been shot in the face early in the morning on Saturday, March 15 on Gloria Drive. She knocked on a neighbor’s door for help, who then called 911, according to investigators. Duarte died the following Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sacramento Police Department.

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The Council of American Islamic relations held a press conference Thursday for Hassan Alawsi, a Sacramento-area Muslim man shot and killed in the parking lot of Home Depot off of Florin Road March 16.

“Hassan Alawsi left war-torn Iraq for a better life. To provide. Now, he will return in a casket,” CAIR’s Basim Elkarra said.

At first, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department thought Alawsi’s murder was random but information from the family of the alleged shooter, Jeffrey Michael Caylor, lead them to believe it may have been racially motivated.

“It seems he has a dislike for what he describes as a Muslim community,” Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Jim Barnes said.

Investigators have Caylor, 44, in custody. Video of the suspect shows him stalking Alawsi in the minutes leading up to the shooting.

Still, the Sheriff’s Department will not confirm Alawsi’s death to be a hate crime.

FOX40 News also discovered that Caylor was previously convicted of attempted murder in 1992, and served 10 years behind bars.

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Jeffery Caylor’s Butte County booking photo (Courtesy: Butte County Sheriff)

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The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that the man wanted for a deadly March 16 shooting outside a Home Depot has been identified.

Jeffery Caylor, 44, was already in custody in Butte County on unrelated charges when the warrant for his arrest in the shooting was issued.

Caylor will soon be sent back to Sacramento County.

Investigators say they believe the shooting of Hassan Alawsi was racially motivated.

Witnesses at the scene reported that Alawsi was loading the trunk of his car with purchases when he was shot, seemingly at random.

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A very vocal group of demonstrators took to the corner of Mack Road and Center Parkway Thursday afternoon to say that they are fed up with gun violence in Sacramento.

The protest comes after 17 people were shot over St. Patrick’s weekend in a handful of separate incidents. Four of those victims did not survive.

This demonstration, comprised of mostly motorcycle club members, was not far from where three of those people were shot.

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A woman left in critical condition early Saturday morning after being shot in the face had died from her injuries, Sacramento Police announced Wednesday.

Nicole Duarte, 19, knocked on her neighbor’s door after the shooting not long after midnight Saturday morning. She was rushed to the hospital but died Monday.

Investigators say any motive for the shooting is not yet known, but they don’t believe it was random.

Duarte was one of 17 shooting victims from a particularly violent weekend in Sacramento.

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Law enforcement in the Sacramento area says from Friday through Sunday, 17 people were shot. Of those 17 victims, three were killed.

Investigators say they are relying on the public’s help to catch the shooters.

On Friday, three people were shot along Thurman Way in an apparent drive-by shooting. Later that night, another three people were shot at a home on Rock Creek Way. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene while the other two were taken to the hospital.

A little over an hour later, shortly after midnight Saturday morning, a woman along Gloria Drive was found to have a gunshot wound. She had knocked on a neighbor’s door for help, who then called police.

Three people were shot along Mack Road, near Summersdale Drive around 8:30 p.m. One person was killed, and the other two victims were said to have minor to non-life-threatening injuries. Police describe suspects in the Mack Road shooting as three or four men wearing hooded sweatshirts.

Another person was reported to have been shot Saturday along Exposition Boulevard.

On Sunday evening, three people were shot in two separate drive-by shootings on 34th and 35th streets in the Oak Park neighborhood. Despite being a street away and within two hours of each other, officers do not believe the two shootings were related.

That same evening, a man was shot and killed in the Home Depot parking lot along Florin Road as he loaded his trunk with purchases. Sacramento County Sheriff’s investigators say the shooting was likely random.

Another shooting was reported on Mack Road on Sunday, this time near Tangerine Avenue. One person was said to have been hit.

Sheriff’s deputies confirmed to FOX40 that another person was shot and killed around 10:30 Sunday night along Edison Avenue, near Fulton Avenue. Click here to read more about this incident.

No one is in custody from any of the shootings. Both Police and the Sheriff’s Department say the shootings likely aren’t connected.

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03/17/14

Detectives Look into Shooting Death, 17th Shooting of the Weekend

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A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy at a shooting scene along Edison Avenue.

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Sacramento deputies are investigating a deadly shooting from Sunday night, at the end of a violent weekend in the city.

Just after 10 p.m., there were several 911 calls reporting shots fired near Edison Avenue and Bell Street in Sacramento County.

Deputies found a man dead from at least one gunshot wound. As of Monday morning, there was no suspect description, or known motive in the shooting.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

This shooting death makes a total of 17 people injured by gunfire from Friday through Sunday, and the third shooting death over the weekend.

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Fifteen people were shot in the Sacramento area from Friday through Sunday. Of those 15 victims, four died.

On Friday, three people were shot along Thurman Way in an apparent drive-by shooting. Later that night, another three people were shot at a home on Rock Creek Way. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene while the other two were taken to the hospital.

A little over an hour later, shortly after midnight Saturday morning, a woman along Gloria Drive was found to have a gunshot wound. She had knocked on a neighbor’s door for help, who then called police.

Three people were shot along Mack Road around 8:30 p.m. One person was killed, and the other two victims were said to have minor to non-life-threatening injuries. Police describe suspects in the Mack Road shooting as three or four men wearing hooded sweatshirts.

On Sunday evening, three people were shot in two separate drive-by shootings on 34th and 35th streets in the Oak Park neighborhood. Despite being a street away and within two hours of each other, officers do not believe the two shootings were related.

That same evening, a man was shot and killed in the Home Depot parking lot along Florin Road as he loaded his trunk with purchases. Sacramento County Sheriff’s investigators say the shooting was likely random.

Sheriff’s deputies confirmed to FOX40 that another person was shot and killed around 10:30 Sunday night along Edison Avenue, near Fulton Avenue. Click here to read more about this incident.

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