Deadly shooting in Roseville
The Roseville Police Department is continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred Saturday night, March 17, in a parking lot near restaurants and a gas station in the 1200 block of Galleria Boulevard.
Detectives have determined that shortly before the 8:13 p.m. shooting, five men, all acquainted in one way or another, got inside a gray van in the parking lot to conduct a methamphetamine deal. Detectives also believe that four of the men had conspired to rob the drug dealer. A struggle ensued inside the van, and three of the five men were shot.
“…this wasn’t a random event, but a planned criminal transaction among people who knew each other.”Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn
One of the men, who wasn’t injured, fled and drove away from the scene in his own vehicle before emergency units arrived. Roseville Police identified and arrested him this morning.
Two men got out of the van. One was uninjured, and the other one collapsed in the parking lot, suffering from gunshot wounds to his lower body. He was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries. His companion was immediately detained for questioning by Roseville Police officers.
Of the two men remaining in the van, one suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the upper body. The other was shot in the leg, but was able to drive the van to Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento County, where he was treated and eventually released to the custody of Roseville police officers.
The five men, all suspected of involvement in the criminal activity, were:
- A 43-year-old man from Sacramento, deceased of a gunshot wound to the chest. His name is being withheld pending notification of family.
- The deceased man was driven to Mercy San Juan Hospital by 41-year-old Harold Lee Allen of Sacramento. Allen was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and released to the custody of Roseville Police officers. His booking photo is attached.
- A 55-year-old man from Rio Linda got out of the van and collapsed in the parking lot, suffering from major injuries from gunshot wounds to his legs. A citizen bystander gave him emergency aid at the scene. He remains in the hospital in critical condition. His name is not being released because he has not yet been arrested or charged.
- The 55-year-old was accompanied in the parking lot by 46-year-old Hector Jimenez Perez, 46, of Sacramento. Perez wasn’t injured and was immediately detained for questioning by Roseville Police officers. He is now in custody, and his booking photo is attached.
- On Sunday morning, Roseville Police officers, who had been looking for the fifth and final suspect, made a traffic stop on Elefa Street in Roseville and arrested the fifth man, 29-year-old Francisco J. Cabrera-Silva of Roseville. His photo is not being released at this time because of the ongoing investigation.
It’s anticipated that all the surviving suspects will be charged with homicide, either as suspected shooters or under the felony murder rule (causing someone’s death during the commission of a felony) and other related charges.
Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn commented, “Violent crimes like this are extremely rare in Roseville. It’s important for people to know that this wasn’t a random event, but a planned criminal transaction among people who knew each other. It’s very unfortunate that this group picked a busy and popular area on a Saturday night, near restaurants and other businesses, to conduct their illegal activity. We’re thankful that that no innocent bystanders were injured.”