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Coroner’s Office identifies man fatally shot on Alta Arden Expressway

A man fatally shot Tuesday night in a vehicle on Alta Arden Expressway has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Marquelle Jones, 24, of Sacramento.

Sacramento County sheriff’s investigators are trying to determine the motive for the shooting, which occurred just after 9 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to to the area of Alta Arden Expressway and Ethan Way in the Arden Arcade area after a call was received from a male who reported that his friend had been shot while sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. The shooting victim lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a center median in the 2000 block of Alta Arden Expressway, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Deputies arrived to find Jones inside a vehicle near the center median. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Tip information also may be left anonymously on the Sheriff’s Department website,, by texting 274637 and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-8477.

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