SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento Sheriff is investigating after three people were shot and killed in a murder-suicide inside an apartment
The grisly scene unfolded inside The Eleven Hundred Apartments on the 1100 block of Howe Avenue Friday afternoon. The bodies of three adults were discovered about two hours after deputies first arrived at the scene. The sheriff's department says a man shot and killed two women before killing himself.
Initially, Sacramento deputies responded to a report of a woman possibly shot around 11 a.m. Authorities arrived on the scene and deployed the SWAT team.
Crisis negotiators tried to reach the people inside the apartment but no one responded. Meanwhile, evacuations were in effect for about two hours. After hearing what we thought were flash bangs, moments later, that's when deputies made the grisly discovery.
Sacramento County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Amar Gandhi talked about how they handle these types of situations.
"Dialogue is number one. We want to establish some contact inside the apartment with anybody we can. Obviously, we'd like to do it with the potential shooter, but right now they've been trying to call inside with no luck."
Investigators have not said how the three victims are connected.
Away from the scene, we did see a chaplain talking to what appeared to be loved ones.
On Monday, 9/18, the Sacramento County Coroner's Office released the names of the victims and the suspect. The victims are Katina Elliott, 51, and Pamela Elliott, 60. The suspect is Jeremie Dewitt Jr., 46.
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