Suspect Arrested in Bell Street Murder

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Hishima Jay Small, 26, was arrested for the murder of Kareem Johnson and is being held without the chance of bail.
Sacramento Sheriffs Dept


Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for the murder of Kareem Johnson, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Johnson, 34, was shot on June 13th around 5:30 a.m. on Bell Street near Marconi Avenue, and police quickly released a warrant for their number one suspect.

READ MORE: Community Mourns after Bell Street Shooting

Homicide detectives arrested their initial suspect, Hishima Small, 26, Friday night for the murder, and he is currently being held by police without the chance of bail.

Homicide Detectives believe the motive for the murder was robbery, but continue to ask anyone having information regarding this crime to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.  Tip information may also be left anonymously at, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Greg Cotta filed this report.

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