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Man, arrested as teen for 2011 shooting death, convicted of murder

SACRAMENTO, CA - A teen, who was arrested in connection to a 2011 south Sacramento shooting death, was convicted of murder Friday.

Richard Carter was 17 years old when he was arrested in December 2011 for the shooting death of Kevin Burks on Oct. 11, 2011, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Shelly Orio said.

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Burks was driving in the area of 100 block of Decathlon Circle and stopped in front of a house. Sacramento police said several shots were then fired into his car; Burks was hit by one round and died at the scene.

Carter was arrested two months later in connection to Burks death. Orio said he was charged and convicted as an adult.

Sketch released of teen in south Sacramento rape

SACRAMENTO, CA - Authorities have released a composite sketch of a teenager who raped a 64-year-old woman in her home Feb. 6.

The attacker was described by the victim as black, 17 to 19 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.

The teen entered through the woman's unlocked front door at her home on the 4900 block of El Paraiso Avenue in south Sacramento, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

The victim said the intruder came up behind her and forced her into a bedroom. She tried to fight him off and run out of the apartment but he grabbed her in the living room and threw her on the couch. When attempted to prevent him from taking off her clothes he threatened to kill her. He proceeded to sexually assault her.

Before the teen left, he rifled through the victim's purse and took money, the sheriff's report said.

The victim reported the assault at 6:15 that Wednesday night.

Police look to ID pair involved in Elk Grove armed robbery

ELK GROVE, CA - Maybe someone will recognize the hoodie sweatshirts two men wore as they robbed an Elk Grove business Tuesday evening.

Elk Grove police spokesman Officer Chris Trim said California Sun, a tanning shop at 8465 Elk Grove Florin Road, was held up at 6:48 that night.

One of the men who entered the business had a handgun and ordered employees to open the cash register, Trim said. Employees complied and the two robbers took money from the till and ran off on foot. No employees were hurt.

Witnesses described the man with the gun as African American, in his mid 20s with a light complexion. He was about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a thin build. He wore a black, hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the chest; gray jeans; and black and gray athletic shoes with white soles. He had a baseball glove on his right hand.

Deputies seek help identifying suspected burglar on video

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a man suspected of breaking into and burglarizing a commercial property near East Parkway and Florin Road on Dec. 10.

On Wednesday, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department posted surveillance video of the suspected burglar and a call for help on their Facebook page in regards to the crime.

According to the post, the man seen on the video broke into and ransacked the business, before making off with an undisclosed amount of property.

Sacramento deputies asked anyone with information on this man or the incident to send a tip to: http://www.sacsheriff.com/tips/

Sacramento youths robbed in stun-gun assault

SACRAMENTO - Two young men walking in the area of Mack Road and Valley High Drive Sunday night were assaulted with a Taser-like weapon and robbed, according to police.

Sacramento police reports stated the young men were approached by two other men around 5:43 p.m. The men asked to use a cellphone, and then one of them pulled out a Taser-like weapon, stunned both of the young men and took their property before fleeing.

One of the suspected robbers was described as a short, light-skinned man in his early 20s, wearing a black beanie and black clothing.

The other man was described as 6 feet tall with a medium build and dreadlocks. He was wearing all-black clothing.

Neither of the victims sustained serious injuries, according to police.

Arden Fair Mall car burglary suspects arrested

Arden Fair Mall car burglary suspects arrested

SACRAMENTO, CA - Two men police investigators suspect of committing hundreds of car burglaries in the Sacramento area over the last year have been arrested, says a police spokeswoman.

The pair, identified as Javier Garcia, 25, and Dominic Eales, 19, were found when Arden Fair Mall security officers scanned surveillance camera tapes following reports of multiple car break-ins in their lots on Jan. 30. Mall security saw two men and a suspect vehicle in the camera images and informed Sacramento police.

Police were able to find the vehicle in question as well as locate property reported stolen in burglaries, Gigante said.

Garcia and Eales are accused of burglary and conspiracy, Gigante said. They are being investigated in connection with other similar crimes.

Police seek help finding driver in brothers' hit and run deaths

SACRAMENTO, CA - What information Sacramento police detectives have in the hit and run deaths of two adult brothers last Friday morning in south Sacramento has not led to an arrest so investigators are asking the public's help.

Mark Anthony Richard, 40, of Sacramento, and Eddie Eugene Richard, 43, of Henderson, Nevada, were found lying on 24th Street south of Meadowview Road at approximately 2:45 p.m. Police Officer Michele Gigante said the two men had been hit by a vehicle.

Emergency responders pronounced one brother dead at the scene, police said. The other died of his injuries later that day at an area hospital.