Identity of Freeway Shooting Victim Released

CHP officers interview witnesses on Interstate 5 Sunday. / 911 Action Photography

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The victim of a deadly shooting Sunday afternoon on Interstate 5 has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner.

Jay Venable, 24, was killed while in a vehicle traveling southbound on I-5 at about 3:49 p.m. on March 28. The incident occurred just south of Arena Boulevard.

According to the California Highway Patrol spokesperson Officer A.J. McTaggart, Venable was pronounced deceased on the scene as the result of a shooting. An unidentified female, who was also traveling in the same vehicle, was transported to a local hospital, McTaggart said.

The incident closed I-5 southbound from Arena Boulevard to the Interstate 80 interchange for hours. Traffic backed up for miles on the freeway and clogged surface streets throughout Natomas while law enforcement interviewed witnesses and collected evidence on the scene.

At press time, McTaggart said no additional information was available for release about the incident.

Traffic detoured from the freeway backed up surface streets like Truxel Road. / Photo courtesy Elena Quintero



  1. […] The driver, identified as 24-year-old Jay Venable, died from to his injuries at the scene. The Sacramento Fire Department transported the female passenger to a nearby hospital. […]

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