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Sketch of suspect in North Highlands house party homicide is released

Sheriff’s homicide detectives have released a sketch of the man they believe killed a partygoer and wounded another person over the weekend in North Highlands.

Isaiah Bridgett, 22, was shot in the head after fights broke out as a house party was winding down in the 7000 block of Plumber Way. Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to the party around 3 a.m. Saturday.

A caller reported hearing gunfire at the party attended by 200 to 300 people.

Partygoers initially told the police that the sounds were fireworks and not gunfire, but Bridgett and a second victim later showed up at a local hospital with gunshot wounds.

Bridgett was pronounced dead. The second victim, a 21-year-old man, was hit in the arm by a bullet.

The shooter is described as a black man in his 20s with short dreadlocks, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 185 pounds. He was wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt.

Detectives believe there may be photographs and videos taken during the house party, possibly during the shooting. The man wanted by detectives may be pictured in the photos or video.

Bridgett was the younger brother of Benjamin Underwood, the blind Elk Grove teen who became famous about 10 years ago for being able to “see wtih sound.” Bridgett will be buried near his brother, who died of retinal cancer in 2009, said their mother, Aquanetta Gordon.

If anyone has information or images of the suspect, they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Department.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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