Crime - Sacto 911

Four arrested in death of man found shot in burning car

Johanna Vieyra
Johanna Vieyra Sacramento Police Department

Four people have been arrested in the death of a man who was pulled from a burning vehicle early June 4 near Sacramento Executive Airport.

Sacramento police officers were in the area of 24th Street and 38th Avenue about midnight when they heard sounds of gunshots. Officers located a vehicle that had rolled onto its side and was engulfed inflames on the west side of 24th Street near 40th Avenue. Officers broke a window, cut the driver’s seat belt and pulled him from the burning car, according to Police Department news release.

The man, later identified as 30-year-old Mickey Betti, had suffered gunshot wounds and was transported to an area hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Patrol officers responding to the scene stopped a vehicle that was leaving the area at a high speed. Follow-up investigation by homicide and gang detectives linked the four occupants of the vehicle to Betti’s death, the news release said.

Arrested on suspicion of weapons and homicide-related offenses were Johanna Vieyra, 30, Michael Montoya, 27, Julian Ortiz, 26, and Xavier Montoya, 22.

Police ask any witnesses with information pertaining to the shooting to call the Police Department’s dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers, 916-443-4357, or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy