February 8, 2016: At approximately 12:05 a.m., Citrus Heights Police officers responded to an apartment complex in the 12000 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard. The 911 callers stated a female subject had been shot. Officers arrived and located the female victim in her mid-40’s and confirmed she had succumbed to a gunshot wound to her upper body.
Due to the nature of the female victim’s injuries, Citrus Heights Detectives were called to conduct an investigation. After a thorough investigation, the single gunshot wound to the female victim was determined to be self-inflicted. Her identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office.
On this same day, shortly after 12:00 p.m., Citrus Heights Police officers responded to the 6100 block of Greenback Lane regarding a welfare check of an elderly female in a business parking lot. Citrus Heights Police officers arrived and located a semi-conscience 85 year-old female at the location. Officers determined the female had a small caliber firearm in her possession in plain view. When medical personnel arrived, they determined the female had sustained three gunshot wounds to her upper body. The female was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced deceased shortly after.
Detectives arrived at this location and took over the investigation. The gunshot wounds of the female were determined to be self-inflicted and a suicide note was located.
Neither incident was related to the other. The Citrus Heights Police Department encourages anyone who has feelings or thoughts of suicide to call us. We have several resources available to assist people in this situation and would like the opportunity to help. Suicide affects not just the person’s life that is lost, but also those loved ones who are left behind with many unanswered questions. Please know that our city and department care about the well-being of our community members and we are here to assist with counseling and intervention:
The Suicide Prevention Hotline: 916-368-3111
A Community for Peace: 916-728-7210