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Picture of getaway SUV in south-county killing is released

Getaway SUV in 44th Street killing.
Getaway SUV in 44th Street killing. Courtesy of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives Tuesday released a security camera photograph of the vehicle used in a fatal shooting last month in the south area of Sacramento County.

Phillip Porraz, 25, was killed about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 4000 block of 44th Street.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Turnbull said a red or burgundy 2004-2007 Toyota Highlander stopped on 44th Street and a passenger exited the SUV. The passenger, armed with a handgun, approached Porraz and fired several shots.

The shooter, described as a man age 25 to 35, then got back in the SUV and rode away. When deputies arrived, Porraz was found in the driveway of a home with what would be a fatal gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

So far, there is no known motive for the killing.

Mario Sigala, an uncle of Porraz, said his nephew, who grew up in the Marysville area, was visiting a friend at the home. Porraz was sitting in his Chevrolet Tahoe when the assailant shot him twice in the head and twice in the chest, Sigala said.

Sigala said his nephew, who was considering starting vocational school, was not involved in gang activities or drugs.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews