On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 8:57 p.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing on the corner of Broadway and 19th Street. Officers arrived on scene and found an Asian man in his early 30s lying in the roadway near the intersection. The victim had what appeared to be a stab wound to his upper body.
Fire personnel arrived on scene, rendered aid and transported the victim to UCD medical center where he later succumbed to his injury.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and extended family members were inside a local restaurant on Broadway when a group of several males entered and sat down. An altercation ensued between the victim and the group. The victim and family decided to leave. Once outside the restaurant, the other group also exited and assaulted the victim. During the fight the victim was stabbed with an unknown object.
The suspects fled prior to police arriving at the intersection.
Sacramento Police Homicide Unit, Gang Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators arrived to assist in the investigation. Motive is still unknown as of this writing. Multiple family members and witnesses were contacted at the scene. The victim’s identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office following notification of next of kin.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone who witnessed this assault to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text 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.