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Sacramento ex-cop sentenced for falsified reports

SACRAMENTO, CA - A former Sacramento police officer was sentenced to five years in state prison with suspended execution Friday for falsifying police reports.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette ordered Brandon Mullock, 28, to serve formal felony probation with one year in county jail.

Mullock's actions forced the Sacramento County District Attorney's Offices to dismiss 79 cases, most of them DUI arrests. There had been convictions in 73 of the cases, said D.A. spokesperson Shelly Orio, and they were set aside.

STORY: Sacramento D.A. dismisses 79 cases for alleged police misconduct

Mullock previously pleaded no contest to four felony charges: three counts of filing false police reports and one count of perjury as part of a plea deal.

2 wounded in south Sacramento shooting

SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA - Two people were shot in at a south Sacramento intersection Thursday evening.

The shooting happened around 6:42 p.m. at Franklin Boulevard and Brookfield Drive, Sacramento police said.

The two victims were talking to police when they were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officer Doug Morse said they suffer from serious injuries.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene because the seriousness of the victims' injuries. Morse said no has died in connection to the shooting. Police said the suspect vehicle was described as a white 4-door sedan.

More information will be available soon.

Spike in Sacramento gang violence concerns cops

SACRAMENTO, CA - After a day and night of gunfire and bloodshed, a Sacramento County gang suppression unit worked the streets Thursday night to gather intelligence and make arrests.

The streets surrounding the latest shootings in south Sacramento seem strangely quiet.

"The community is afraid to be out. You gotta think about the retaliation shootings, if it is gang-related," gang unit Det. Nick Goncalves said.

He and his partner made a traffic stop on a possible gang member only a few blocks from one of the shooting scenes.

"We contact as many gang members as we can. Whether it's through parole or probation searches, vehicle stops," Goncalves said.

On the 3600 block of 46th Avenue, where someone sprayed a hail of bullets across front yards, almost no one was willing to talk, either out of fear or because they don't want the attention.

Spike in violent crime prompts look at possible link to heat

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento has seen a series of shootings within 30 hours, the hottest day the city has seen in months.

Now, some are taking a closer look at the possible link between warm weather and violent crime.

It was broad daylight Wednesday when sheriff's deputies responded to a call of multiple gunshots on the 4200 block of East Nichols Avenue. One man died on a sidewalk.

It was the hottest day in Sacramento since October, and investigators counted four people shot within eight hours.

"The first time that you see a spike in violent crime or a cluster of crimes that coincides with warmer weather and hotter days, inevitably those conversations start to come up," Sacramento police Sgt. Jason Ramos said.

Researchers have debated the link between violent crime and warm weather for more than a century. Several university studies show hotter temperatures are linked to higher levels of aggression.

Name of so. Sacramento drive-by victim released

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was killed in a drive-by shooting in south Sacramento Wednesday morning.

Deputies responded to the 4200 block of East Nichols Avenue around 11:30 a.m. after residents in the area reported hearing multiple gunshots, Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos said.

At the scene, deputies found 25-year-old Alonzo Walsh of Sacramento laying on the sidewalk. He suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ramos said Walsh was shot while in a car. It wasn't known if anyone else was in the vehicle.

3 people shot in 2 south Sacramento shootings

SACRAMENTO, CA - Three people were shot at two different south Sacramento neighborhoods Wednesday night.

A drive-by shooting happened on the 3600 block of 46th Avenue around 8:30 p.m. where one person was injured. Residents in the area reported hearing dozens of gunshots within a 50 to 60 yard stretch.

"All of a sudden it was like an action movie. I just hit the ground. I had to dive out of my chair and hit the ground and crawl up to my front door. Bullets were flying everywhere," said a still-sobbing Deborah Gilmore, who is confined to a wheelchair.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

About an hour-and-a-half later, two people were wounded at an apartment complex near 50th Avenue and Livingston Way, a little more than a mile away from the earlier shooting. Residents reported hearing three to four gunshots, and then another three to four gunshots.

Police: Man arrested in Sacramento for stabbing brother

Police: Man arrested in Sacramento for stabbing brother

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Police arrested a man suspected of stabbing his brother after a family fight Saturday night.

Officers were en route to a report of a stabbing at 9:05 p.m. Saturday night when dispatch received a call from someone stating they were transporting their stabbed relative to the hospital.

A dispatcher advised the caller to pull over so that firefighters could tend to the victim.

The driver pulled over as requested at Franklin Blvd. and Idaho Dr. where arriving firefighters tended to the victim. 

The victim, who sustained multiple stab wounds to the upper body, was transported to an area hospital. His current condition was unknown.

Officers at the scene learned the victim had been stabbed by his brother during a fight, police said.