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Sacramento police arrest two suspects in connection with homicide stemming from dispute

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Sacramento police have arrested two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man last weekend.

Detectives say the shooting was not a random act, and appears to have stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the victim, Victor Aranda, and the suspects, identified today as Ruben Guajardo and Gino Taylor, both 25, according to police.

Aranda’s shooting was reported about 10 p.m. Saturday. Officers responded to Hermosa Street, near 47th Avenue and east of Sacramento Executive Airport, and discovered Aranda suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives determined that Aranda was shot while standing in front of a residence on Hermosa, near the edge of the street, police said. They also discovered that multiple subjects had been seen fleeing the scene on foot.

They later determined Guajardo and Taylor were two of those subjects, according to police. They were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder, Morse said.

Guajardo also was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of violating the terms of his probation, booking records show. According to Sacramento Superior Court records available online, Guajardo was on probation following a felony grand theft conviction in 2010. Three years earlier, he pleaded no contest to a felony count of false imprisonment.

Taylor was not booked on suspicion of violating the terms of his probation, but Superior Court records indicate he would have been on probation at the time of his arrest. In 2012, he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of domestic violence and a misdemeanor charge of making criminal threats. He was sentenced to 365 days of jail and five years of probation.

In 2010, he was convicted of a felony gun possession charge, and in 2007, a misdemeanor battery charge, according to Superior Court records.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police dispatch at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.

Call The Bee’s Kim Minugh, (916) 321-1038. Follow her on Twitter @Kim_Minugh.

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