Man Injured in Sunday Shooting Dies; Deputies Investigating

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A man who was injured during a bar fight on Sunday has died and now the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death as a homicide.

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department received calls of a fight inside a lounge establishment on the 3400 block of El Camino Avenue early Sunday morning.

Before deputies arrived, the fight spilled out into the parking lot where gunshots were fired, according to the sheriff’s department.

When deputies arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening wounds.

The shooting victim, identified as James Watkins, 37, died of his injuries Wednesday.

Sheriff Homicide Detectives are now involved in the investigation and ask anyone that may have information relating to this crime, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.

Tip information may also be left anonymously at, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).