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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened in case of man found shot in high school parking lot in 2005?

Q: What happened to the man who was found shot in his car in the parking lot of Mira Loma High School in 2005?

Crystal, Sacramento

A: David Phelps was arrested in the shooting death of 24-year-old Brandon Loomer of Citrus Heights, whose body was found Aug. 28, 2005, in a rear parking lot at Mira Loma High School in the Arden Arcade area.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, Loomer was found dead about 9 a.m. He had been shot in the head.

Phelps, then 23, was arrested about two weeks later at an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Edison Avenue.

Sacramento Superior Court records available online show that Phelps pleaded guilty to murder in 2008 and was committed to a state hospital.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy