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Man who called police about South Sacramento homicide booked into custody

Michael Foster was a witness to the shooting, but was taken into custody on unrelated charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon and violation of probation.
Michael Foster was a witness to the shooting, but was taken into custody on unrelated charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon and violation of probation. Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

A man who alerted police to the shooting death of a woman in South Sacramento has been arrested on unrelated charges, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Michael Foster, 32, flagged down California Highway Patrol officers early Sunday morning near the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and Florin Road and directed them toward a dark-colored, four-door sedan he had been driving. He reported that a fellow passenger in the vehicle had been shot, according to Sgt. Shaun Hampton.

The CHP then notified the sheriff's department, which responded alongside staff from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department.

Fire personnel pronounced the victim, initially identified as a female in her mid-40s, dead on scene.

Foster was booked into custody for a number of unrelated charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon and violation of probation. He is being held without bail at the Sacramento County Main Jail, the sheriff's department announced in a news release.

Detectives from the sheriff's department were investigating her death as a homicide. The victim suffered at least one gunshot wound to her upper body, the sheriff's department said.

The sheriff's department encourages anyone with information about the incident to contact the department at 916-874-5115, or leave an anonymous tip at 916-874-8477 or visit www.sacsheriff.com.

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