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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested for 2001 slaying of tattoo artist in midtown Sacramento?

Q: Was there any resolution in the murder of Eric Hogan, the tattoo artist who was shot in his garage on P Street many years ago?

Anon, Sacramento

A: No arrests have been reported in the April 7, 2001 slaying of Eric David Hogan, a 30-year-old tattoo artist.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, the shooting occurred at 3:44 a.m. as Hogan drove his pickup truck into the garage of his home in the 2300 block of Q Street, in Sacramento’s midtown area. When he and a woman got out of the truck, police said, they were confronted by a man in a ski mask who shot Hogan in the head and chest, then ran from the scene. The gunman was described as slender, approximately 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and wearing dark clothes. The woman was not injured.

Hogan, who was known for his 1950s-style pinup girl tattoos, owned two tattoo parlors in Sacramento and one in Davis.

Friends described him as a charismatic man, who loved riding his Harley-Davidson FXR motorcycle and was a “prospect” in the Hell’s Angels, meaning that he was part of the club but not yet a full-fledged member.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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