The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the man fatally shot early Wednesday after a Rosemont home invasion robbery as Paul Jarvis, 64.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department first received a call regarding a man who had been shot in his home near Rosemont Drive and Goldilocks Way about 1:45 a.m.
Once at the scene, deputies made contact with Jarvis inside his home, noticed a gunshot wound to his upper torso and attempted lifesaving measures. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District medical personnel, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.
A 27-year-old resident of the home told police that he was first approached by four armed suspects in the early morning as he was returning to the house from a convenience store.
The man said the intruders, who were described as black men age 18 to 25 wearing hooded sweatshirts that covered their faces – rushed through the front door behind him as he entered the house. The robbers forced their way inside and ordered the 27-year-old man to get on the ground and stay still, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Jarvis confronted the intruders, and was shot and killed by one of them. The robbers fled in multiple vehicles, according to the Sheriff’s Department. A search continues.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the homicide to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Information can also be sent anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling 916-874-8477.