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Man Hit with ‘Unknown’ Object, Dies

A man was found unconscious outside of his Stonehand Avenue home Saturday morning. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Third Murder Suspect Now in Custody

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson was arrested in San Diego in connection with the death of a man in Citrus Heights.
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A third man wanted in connection with a murder in January is now in custody.

Andrew Johnson of Citrus Heights was arrested last week in San Diego. He is wanted in connection with the death of Jack Swaim. Johnson is now back in Sacramento County to face charges.

Christopher Langlois and Jeffrey Powell are already facing charges for Swaim’s death, they were arrested in January.

Investigators enlisted the help of numerous agencies to help find Johnson, who they learned was receiving help to flee.

Swaim was found dead outside his own on January 5th. Police at the time said he had been hit by an unknown object.

Citrus Heights Police now say Swaim was an “unintended and innocent victim”, and that the incident in January was “not a random crime”. However, because the investigation is waiting charges by the District Attorney’s office, they did not want to say anything else.


Family and friends are mourning the loss of 52 year old Jack Swaim after he was found dead just outside of his Citrus Heights home Saturday morning.

Police say Swaim was struck with an unknown object.

While police did not say why he was targeted, but neighbors believe it was just young people looking to rob Swaim and others in the area.

Just twelve hours earlier, and less than a quarter like away, a man was found shot in his car inside a McDonald’s parking lot.

Police say both cases had nothing to do with each other. They are following active leads on Swaim’s case.

Police also said there was nothing unusual about the object he was hit with they are just withholding that information as they question witnesses.


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A man was found unconscious outside of his Stonehand Avenue home Saturday morning. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police were called to the scene just before 6:30 a.m. They were told that a person was hit with an “unknown” object and needed medical assistance.

At the scene, they found the man unconscious. He was transported to a local hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Authorities are still looking for a motive, but are investigating the incident as a homicide. Police note that the incident isn’t related to the deadly shooting at a Citrus Heights McDonald’s from Friday night.