Teen arrested in fatal Rosemont home-invasion robbery

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of a 64-year-old Rosemont man during a June 22 home-invasion robbery.

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday arrested the teen on suspicion of murder in the death of Paul Jarvis. He was booked into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall and is ineligible for bail, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. The youth’s name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

Shortly before 1:45 a.m. on June 22, the sheriff’s communication center received a 911 call regarding a man shot in the 9000 block of Goldilocks Way. Deputies responded and found the man inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso and began life-saving measures. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s officials said the man’s son had returned home and was approached by at least four armed individuals at the front door. They forced their way into the house and told the son to get on the ground. Once inside the house, the intruders confronted Jarvis. One fired a weapon, striking Jarvis. The intruders then fled in two or three vehicles. One of those vehicles belonged to the victim and was taken during the home invasion, sheriff’s officials said.

The intruders were described as black males, 17 to 25 years old, wearing hooded sweatshirts over their heads. Sheriff’s officials said it still is not known why Jarvis’ residence was targeted.

Detectives are working to identify the other people involved and ask anyone with information related to the case to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Tip information may also be left anonymously on the Sheriff’s Department’s website, www.sacsheriff.com, or by calling 916-874-8477.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy