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Herald murder suspect speaks from behind bars

SACRAMENTO - Thirty-one-year-old Jerry King denied killing his uncle in a jailhouse interview at the Sacramento County Jail on Wednesday.

"I wish I could make it all better for me, my family, my uncle, find justice for him," said King.

King was arrested Tuesday for the murder of his uncle, 50 year -old Willis Griffin in Herald.

King claims he was in the house when his uncle was killed last Sunday afternoon.

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"It was a gray Chevy truck that was pulling out of my driveway. I was asleep on the couch when I heard the gunshot. I got up and looked outside," said King.

Driver, passenger ID'd in deadly crash during police pursuit

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton police released the names of two of those involved in a police pursuit Wednesday night that concluded with the death of a passenger.

The violent episode began at 6:50 p.m. with a man and a woman in a pick-up truck stopped in front of a 55-year-old man in a white Ford 150 extended cab pick-up stopped at American and First streets, police spokesman Officer Joe Silva said. The couple got into the Ford 150 with the man punching the driver several times before getting behind the wheel and driving to Hazelton Avenue and Aurora Street where they punched the victim out of the truck and drove away.

Nephew suspected in shooting death of Herald man

HERALD, Calif. - A man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection to the shooting death of his uncle that happened Sunday afternoon outside of his home.

Jerry King, 31, the victim's nephew, was arrest around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau, Sgt. Jason Ramos said.

Neighbors who live in the area said for the past few days they saw detectives investigating at the home. Maria Alvarez said she saw the suspect numerous times and the arrest was surprising.

"We would see him and he would wave every once in a while," said Alvarez.

In the initial report, King called the sheriff's department Sunday around 4:30 p.m. and reported hearing gunshots outside of his home on the 13000 block of Purvis Road; when King went outside, he saw his uncle lying unresponsive in the driveway, he told the sheriff's department.

Man shot, killed outside his nephew's home

HERALD, CA - A family is grieving the loss of an uncle and the Sacramento Sheriff's Department is looking for those responsible for his shooting death.

A shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 13000 block of Purvis Rd. The caller told the Sheriff's Department that he heard a gunshot outside his home and when he went to investigate he saw that his uncle was lying unresponsive on the driveway.

Sgt. Jason Ramos explained that the uncle was riding a dirt bike at the time. It is not known if he was leaving or returning to the property at the time of the shooting.

Ramos said nothing is being ruled out, including the possibility of a road rage incident, but that investigators believe the shooting may have been very deliberate.

Cosumnes college parking lot incident ends with police pursuit

SACRAMENTO, CA - A driver was taken into custody after allegedly trying to run down a college campus police officer.

The incident took place on the Cosumnes River College campus on Center Parkway in south Sacramento Thursday morning.

According to Los Rios Community College District police, the officer had stopped the driver for committing several traffic violations.

As the officer got out of his vehicle to approach the driver, the driver backed his vehicle into the patrol unit before turning toward the officer on foot, witnesses said.

The officer was not hit. The incident triggered a police pursuit. The chase came to an end five minutes later at Power Inn Road and Elise Avenue, police said, when another Los Rios officer pulled in front of the pursued vehicle, causing it to crash.

No one was hurt.

Suspect in Galt eviction shooting taken to jail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Galt man police say shot and killed an animal control officer has been released from a hospital and booked into jail. 

Joseph Francis Corey, 65, is on a no-bail hold on murder and assault with a deadly weapon booking charges.

Corey had been in police custody at a Sacramento hospital since Thursday after a 17-hour standoff came to an end. 

The standoff began when police say Corey fatally shot an animal control officer called to retrieve pets believed to have been left behind when Corey was served an eviction notice at his home in Galt, a suburb of Sacramento.

Authorities say the officer - 45-year-old Roy Marcum - was killed when Corey fired a shotgun when Marcum and a bank employee knocked on the door.

Cell phone of Elk Grove mom, whose son was killed in accident, was stolen

Cell phone of Elk Grove mom, whose son was killed in accident, was stolen

ELK GROVE, Calif. - A mother grieving the tragic loss of her 12-year-old son is dealt another huge blow when her cell phone, containing her son's last pictures, was stolen while she is visiting his memorial.

Edward Hill, 12, was run over and killed by a trailer pulled by a truck Sunday afternoon.

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The last 48 hours for mother Diane Hill have been a daze.

"I can't think. It's surreal," Hill tearfully said. "I can't imagine not being able to see or touch him again. I don't think its hit yet."

While Hill was in her darkest hour and visiting a memorial that had been set up for her son, someone stole her cell phone, which contained her last pictures of Edward.