Sacramento Police arrest man in connection to Northgate Park killing

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9:45 p.m.

Police have arrested 25-year-old Raul Jimenez in connection to Thursday night’s killing.

The motive remains unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has information regarding this homicide should contact detectives at 916-808-5471

Original story below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – Sacramento police are investigating a man’s death after a large fight at Northgate Park in South Natomas. 

It’s unclear how he died, but police say the person, or people, who killed him got away. 

Neighbors in the community say they were saddened and surprised to learn about what happened at a park they say has always been family-friendly.  

“It’s shocking, you don’t want to see this happen,” said Richard Bradley, who has lived near the park for more than two decades. “Twenty-one years we’ve been here and this is a family park. Every Saturday it’s filled with moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas and families.” 

Investigators canvassed the area for clues but have no information about a suspect or suspects. 

“Based on preliminary information detectives believe some type of disturbance between the victim and suspect(s) escalated into the homicide,” the police department wrote in a release. 

They’re now seeking the public’s help and asking anyone with information to reach out to the department, where they may remain anonymous.  

In the meantime, Bradley says he’s thinking about the man who died. 

“Someone loses their life. It’s sad,” he told FOX40. 

Police say they will release the name of the man who died once relatives are notified. 

Witnesses can call Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357. Callers may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. 

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