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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone convicted in teen’s 1985 gang-related stabbing death?

Was anyone convicted in the June 1985 stabbing death of a teenager from gang violence in a housing project?

– Reader3Sal, Sacramento

A story in The Sacramento Bee archives reports the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Adrian Reveles in June 1985 during a gang-related fight in which he and others allegedly broke into a home in the 1200 block of Sitka Street, near the Richards Boulevard industrial area in Sacramento.

Police said the gang members apparently intended to assault an unidentified male occupant of the house, where several people, including women and children, lived. Reveles managed to leave the house and was found nearby in the 1200 block of Delta Street. He was taken to UC Davis Medical Center and pronounced dead about an hour later.

Joseph Bernal Rosales, 18, also identified by police as a gang member, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and taken to the hospital with a stab wound to the abdomen. A third wounded assailant, a 17-year-old youth who was not identified, was arrested and treated for cuts to his face and arm, while the fourth alleged gang member, Robert Reuben Reveles, was uninjured and was arrested.

Police said the intended victim was on the run and hiding from friends of the assailants who were looking for him. Police said the investigation was hampered because witnesses feared the gang members and their associates.

There were no reports of any convictions in the case.