Sacramento Police: Man killed may have been involved in attempted burglary

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento police are investigating a shooting they say left a man dead after an attempted burglary Sunday night.

According to officials, officers responded to a reported shooting in the area of 27th Avenue and 55th Street. That’s where they found a man who had been shot lying in the street.

The man, identified by officials as Eddie Ward, was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Phyllis Singletary lives next door to where the shooting took place Sunday night.

“I seen the guy they was trying to revive on his back, and that was it,” Singletary said. “We heard the glass. And then after that, it was boom, boom. And then a couple of few more shots after that.”

Police said that, based on evidence, the man may have been involved in an attempted burglary before being shot by the homeowner.

Police made no arrests in the shooting.

Singletary described their neighbor as a good person who takes care of their family.

“My neighbor has never bothered anyone,” Singletary said. “He’s a family man.”

FOX40 attempted to contact the homeowner but was unable to reach them on Monday.

The investigation is considered open and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sacramento police at 916-808-5471.

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