Community leaders in Del Paso Heights will be leading a march Tuesday evening to call for an end to violence after the slaying last week of Jaulon Clavo, a star football player from Grant Union High School.
The event is slated to begin 6:30 p.m. at Allen Chapel AME, 1239 Grand Ave., Sacramento, and will be led by the church’s pastor, Robin T. Hood. Civic leaders and local residents in recent days have struggled to process the tragic murder.
Clavo was returning to the high school with four players after getting a pre-game meal when gunshots rang out near Silver Eagle Road and Mabel Street, about a mile away from the Grant campus, police said. Clavo, a starting cornerback, suffered a wound to the neck and later died at UC Davis Medical Center. Senior fullback Malik Johnson was shot in his arm but is expected to make a full recovery.
Clavo, 17, was the 14th teenager killed this year in Sacramento County, according to coroner’s data. His death was the 11th homicide of the year in Police Patrol District 2, which encompasses the North Sacramento area around Del Paso Boulevard and Del Paso Heights. It was the third killing in District 2 of a teenager.
District 2 is one of two patrol areas in the city that has endured a marked spike in violent crime this year – upward of 35 percent.