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North Highlands man held in drug deal ending in Fair Oaks homicide

Kane A. Thompson
Kane A. Thompson Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives made an arrest in what they said was a drug deal gone bad that ended with a homicide.

Deputies responded to a 911 call at 9 p.m. Saturday reporting two vehicles in a chase in the 10500 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard in Fair Oaks. The caller heard a bang, went outside and reported seeing a man slumped over in a vehicle.

Deputies found the still-unidentified 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Detectives arrested Kane Am Thompson, 24, of North Highlands on suspicion of murder on Sunday afternoon. He was taken into custody in Vallejo.

Detectives believe the shooting occurred during a drug transaction. According to a sheriff’s press release, detectives were looking for a second man in connection with the shooting.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews