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Posted on April 23rd, 2010 No comments
killing suspects arrested for
Natomas home invasion
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SACRAMENTO, CA – Two people were arrested
Wednesday in connection with a deadly home
invasion robbery and shooting that killed an
assistant football coach at Natomas High School last
month, according to Sacramento police.
A 17-year-old and a 20-year-old were taken into
custody Wednesday for the killing that took the life
of Salvador Heredia-Arriaga on the 2600 block of
River Plaza Drive March 26, Sacramento police Sgt.
Norm Leong said.
Leong said the the older suspect was arrested in the
Bay Area, while the teen was apprehended in
Sacramento County Wednesday. More information
on the circumstances leading to the arrests were
expected to be released Thursday, Leong said.
Witnesses said Heredia-Arriaga, 26, showed up at
the River Plaza Drive apartment around 11:20 p.m.
to meet friends when he inadvertantly interrupted
the home invasion. Leong said the robbers shot
Heredia-Arriaga and fled the scene.
Heredia-Arriaga’s mother Susan Heredia said
Salvador, who graduated from Natomas High School
before attending UC Santa Cruz, was looking to a
career in education. Heredia-Arriaga tutored special
needs students and served as a JV football coach at
Natomas High before his death.
I am sad that this type of thing continues to happen in our communities. My condolences go out to Salvador’s family. As a citizen of California and a business owner in Sacramento County, I can not help but looking at the tragic situation as an object lesson and trying to use it to grow from. What I see is that this might have been avoided or at least the effects might have been severely lessened if the victim would have had a basic, inexpensive, but yet very effective, Alarm System installed. Some of these gross violations and crimes we see in the media all the time could be avoided if we could educate people on simple common sense security measures that would keep themselves or their loved ones out of harms way.
Let me know what you think,