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Man arrested in connection with death of man found in field

Tavares Montez Watkins
Tavares Montez Watkins

A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man whose body was found last month in a field by a work crew.

Detectives arrested Tavares Montez Watkins on suspicion of killing Boakai Konneh, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release.

On the morning of June 14, a Sheriff’s Work Project crew cleaning up trash in the 5100 block of Garden Highway found Konneh’s body in a field. Konneh suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The Sheriff’s Department called in homicide detectives to investigate the case.

Watkins shot Konneh, whom he knew, after a disagreement, according to the release. It was unclear if he was shot where the body was found.

Watkins is ineligible for bail and will be arraigned Friday in Sacramento Superior Court.

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde: 916-321-1005