Natomas Shooting Not Random, Drugs a Factor

BY ROBYN EIFERTSEN
THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz

Police are reporting two developments in connection to a fatal shooting Monday night in Natomas.

Detectives have determined the shooting was drug related and have questioned a person of interest as part of the homicide investigation.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, the shooting was narcotics related and not a random incident. “Marijuana” was cited in a police update.

Police spokesperson Officer Doug Morse confirmed that a man was questioned by Sacramento detectives yesterday, Sept. 29, after he sought medical treatment for non-life threatening gunshot injuries at a San Francisco hospital.

The Natomas shooting took place at about 8:34 p.m. on Sept. 28 in the Natomas Marketplace parking lot near Home Depot located on Truxel Road.

The victim has been identified by authorities as Walter Michael Gibson, 53, of Rio Oso in Sutter County.

Despite media reports Wednesday morning, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, Morse said.


The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information about this homicide to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.