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Suspect sought in fatal West Sacramento shooting

Andres Cabrales Binion.
Andres Cabrales Binion.

The West Sacramento Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man early Saturday.

Police seek Andres Cabrales Binion, 19, in connection with the killing of Cruz Abel, 19, said Sgt. Roger Kinney, department spokesman, Saturday night. The incident is the department’s first homicide investigation this year.

The shooting was reported to police about 1 a.m. when they received multiple calls from neighbors who said they had heard the gunfire in the 1800 block of Merkley Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds who was later pronounced dead at the scene, Kinney said.

Kinney said police believe the shooting was not random and posed no immediate danger to the surrounding neighborhood.

“The shooter and the victim, they had a connection,” he said. “It’s not a family member.”

According to West Sacramento Police, Binion may be driving a black 2002 Mitsubishi Galant, California license 7VUF378A.

Kinney asked that anyone with information about the shooting call the department’s non-emergency phone number at 916-372-3375.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets

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