Citrus Heights police announced arrests Thursday in the fatal gang-related shooting of a man and woman on Birdcage Street in May, as well as several other shootings in the Citrus Heights and North Highlands areas in the past year.
Officers responded about 11:30 p.m. May 21 to reports of shots fired in the 6000 block of Birdcage Street and found two people lying on the sidewalk near a parked vehicle. Both had gunshot wounds. They were identified as Enrique Tobias-De La Cruz, 29, and Gladis Quinteros-Ramos, 41.
Detective Chad Morris said neither of the victims was affiliated with gangs, but police believe the suspects mistook them for rival gang members.
Citrus Heights police, after investigating with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, believe that gang members were responsible for the double homicide as well as several other shootings in Citrus Heights and North Highlands.
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Arrested in the double homicide on Birdcage were David Javier Jaimes, 21; Alex Martinez Camacho, 19; and Hayley Rogers, 21.
Citrus Heights detectives also arrested Nicolas Mancia, 20, and Jaimes as suspects in a separate gang-related shooting that occurred May 1 at Walerga Road and Elkhorn Boulevard in North Highlands.
Jaimes and Alex Camacho also were arrested, along with James Sneed, 22, and Hillary Camacho, 20, in connection with a June 21 incident involving an assault with a firearm near Auburn Boulevard and Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights.
Investigations continue into other unsolved shootings during the same period in Citrus Heights and North Highlands, Morris said.
Police urge anyone with information regarding these incidents to call (916) 727-5500.