Q: What is the status of the Orangevale homicide investigation for Erik Ozee?
A: Mario Andreas Contreras, 18, is in Sacramento County Jail, charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Erik Glen Ozee outside an Orangevale home the night of May 31.
Sacramento Superior Court records available online show Contreras’ next court date, for a settlement conference, is Jan. 15.
According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, Ozee, a Citrus Heights resident, was found with a gunshot wound in front of a house in the 5600 block of Skyridge Drive in Orangevale. Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies were called to the location after area residents reported hearing gunshots. Ozee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Contreras was arrested the following day. Sheriff’s officials said at the time that the relationship between Ozee and Contreras was unclear, but they did not believe the shooting was a random act.