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Calaveras County man in Fair Oaks killing identified by coroner

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

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the man killed in what they said was the violent end to a weekend drug deal.

The man shot to death along Fair Oaks Boulevard on Saturday night was identified as Nicholas Mitchell Jaffray, 25, of Valley Springs, Calaveras County.

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 Jaffray slumped over in a vehicle.

Jaffray had suffered 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 when a drug deal went bad. According to a sheriff's press release, detectives are looking for a second man in connection with the shooting.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews