Sacramento County sheriff’s officials say detectives investigating the mysterious death of a man Sunday in North Highlands have concluded that he was stabbed while attempting a home invasion robbery.
Kaveon Plummer-Lee, 19, of North Highlands, abruptly pulled up behind the car of a woman he knew in the 6400 block of Channing Drive about 11:45 a.m. Sunday. As the woman was loading her children into her car, Plummer-Lee told her that he was shot and to call 9111.
Despite lifesaving efforts by responding deputies, Plummer-Lee died at the Channing Drive location.
Sheriff’s officials announced Thursday that during further investigation by detectives, Plummer-Lee was identified as the suspect in a home invasion robbery attempt shortly before he arrived at the Channing Drive residence. It was later discovered that during the home invasion robbery, Plummer-Lee was stabbed by one of the victims, causing the injury that he reported as a gunshot wound. Detectives believe that Plummer-Lee was armed with a weapon at the time and that the resident stabbed him in self-defense.
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Sheriff’s officials said the findings of the investigation have been forwarded to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, which will decide whether to file any criminal charges in the case.