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2 south Sacramento liquor stores robbed; one person shot

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is investigating two armed robberies at south Sacramento liquor stores Friday evening – that were less than 15 minutes apart.

The owner of Star Liquor, at 6351 Franklin Blvd., was shot during the armed robbery at his store around 6:30 p.m., Sgt. Lisa Bowman said. The owner was hit in the arm and was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.


Protesters want Sacramento Nestle plant to stop bottling water

Concerned that precious California water is going out of state during the state's ongoing drought, several dozen protesters were at the Nestle bottling plant in south Sacramento Wednesday to urge the company to cease bottling water.

The demonstration was peaceful.

"We do need to stop bottling water until we know how much we are using, and how much we have left before we run out," Tim Molina with The Courage Campaign said before the protest.

The plant uses city of Sacramento water.

Big protest expected at Nestle bottled water plant

With water in short supply, should companies like Nestle stop bottling water from California? Hundreds of protesters across the state will try to convince Nestle and other manufacturers to do just that on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Tim Molina is one of an estimated 200 protesters with "The Courage Campaign" that are expected to show up at the Nestle bottled water plant in south Sacramento.

"It's going to take a lot of tough decisions to deal with the drought," Molina said. "The drought is only getting worse. We're running out of water. We're literally running out of water and if Nestle and other corporations continue this business as usual model, we're going to run out."

Police investigating death of child

Police are investigating the death of a young girl in a South Sacramento home. Officers responded to a mobile home along Mack Road, where it connects to Meadowview Road.

Officers were called around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, after paramedics were initially called when the girl was unresponsive.

Investigators say the victim is a young female, and she did not have any signs of trauma. The girl's family is cooperating with the investigation.

No one is in custody at this time.

Man fires into car stopped at light; 1 wounded, shooter at large

SACRAMENTO - A man is being treated for a gunshot wound to the back after an attack in south Sacramento Thursday morning.

Sacramento police Officer Traci Trapani said the victim's car was headed south on Franklin Boulevard and stopped at a signal light. That's when a man walking by fired multiple shots into the car.

Witnesses said the gunman was wearing a black sweatshirt with red writing. They said he ran behind a nearby shopping complex. Police continued to look for him.

There were three people inside of the victim's car. The one man was shot, and officers said the two others fled on foot.

The extent of the victim's injuries was not known.

Nearby Samuel Jackman Middle School was placed on a precautionary lockdown while officers searched for the shooter.

Man convicted of 2012 gang-related crossfire killing

A man prosecutors said fired multiple shots at his intended target in a gang-related shooting but instead fatally wounded the target's wheelchair-bound cousin, has been convicted of first-degree murder by a Sacramento jury.

Jurors also found Tyrie Allen Tholmer guilty of using a firearm in the Nov. 7, 2012 murder of Dominique Baker and committing the crime in association with the Meadowview Bloods, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office announced.

The shooting took place at the victim's home. According to court records, Baker had cerebral palsy and was sitting next to his cousin, Tholmer's target, when he was shot.

The cousin fired multiple shots as Tholmer as he ran, hitting him in the leg.

Couple shot while in vehicle in south Sacramento; husband wounded

A man was shot while sitting in a stopped car with his wife Wednesday night in south Sacramento.

The man, who is in his mid-20s, was awake and talking before being transported to a hospital for treatment, Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said. The man's wife was not hurt in the shooting. No other information about the victim was available.

Bowman said the couple was inside of their car on 6th Parkway when they got into a heated conversation with a pedestrian. The pedestrian pulled out a gun and fired multiple round into the car.

Bowman said the victim then drove away from the scene and around the corner to Sky Parkway. That's when the couple was able to call 911.

Bowman said the suspect ran away from the scene.

Investigators believe the suspect and the victim did not know each other. Deputies continue to investigate the shooting.