2 Killed in Failed Home Burglary Attempt

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 12:18 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Arcade Boulevard. 

Officers arrived on scene within two minutes to find two subjects deceased from fatal gunshot wounds.

Sacramento Fire Department personnel arrived and declared both suspects deceased at the scene.  Both suspects appear to be in their late teens to early twenties, but neither has been identified as of this writing.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that an adult occupant of the home confronted the suspects inside the house and fired a firearm in self-defense.

Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and Crimes Scene Investigators were called to the scene to assist with the ongoing investigation.  The occupants were uninjured in the burglary and are cooperating with detectives.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this break in to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.