Watch CBS News

Memorial Held For Father Of 8, Ahmad Hempstead, Killed While Working In South Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A candlelight vigil was held Sunday in the South Sacramento neighborhood where Ahmad Hempstead, a father of eight, was killed on Friday night.

Family of Hempstead was brought to their knees in grief over the violent death of a son, brother, and father.

The 48-year-old father of eight was killed on La Pera Court where family said he had been renovating a home for weeks. His work truck still sits on the street.

In addition to honoring Hempstead with a candlelight vigil, family also posted signs seeking help in a search for a suspect – and offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

More from CBS Sacramento:

Sacramento police said they arrived at the scene on Friday night after someone called 9-1-1, and officers found Hempstead on the ground and beaten. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Besides his eight children, Hempstead also leaves behind a grandson. The family asks that anyone with information about his death call the Sacramento Police Department.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.