Suspect in Custody: Homicide Investigation in Rancho Cordova
Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives have identified 37-year-old Faron Mello of Sacramento as the suspect in this case. Mello was recently taken into custody in Oregon. He will be transported back to Sacramento County where he will be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on related charges.
At this time, detectives do not believe there are any outstanding suspects. The investigation is on-going as is relates to a motive and other evidence. The identity of the homicide victim will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after notification has been made to his next of kin.
Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
At approximately midnight on Saturday, September 7, 2019, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call from a female who stated an adult male subject had been shot and that she was driving the victim to an area hospital for treatment. Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department responded to the hospital where the victim was transported. Friends and family of the victim were gathered there. The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Deputies determined that the victim had been shot in the torso outside a venue located on the 9700 block of Lincoln Village Drive in Rancho Cordova where several friends and family had gathered for a celebration.
Sergeant Tess Deterding
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office/Rancho Cordova Police Department