News Crew Attacked At Natomas Murder Scene

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Grieving family and friends attacked a reporter and photojournalist from a Sacramento news station Sunday as they covered the aftermath of a deadly shooting in north Natomas.

KTXL reporter John Lobertini and photojournalist Rebecca Little were attacked at an IHOP restaurant on the 2900 block of Advantage Way by a number of bystanders who had gathered at the site of the murder.

Video captured by CBS13 news crew a short distance away shows several people shouting profanities at the news crew at about 4:00 p.m. as a growing crowd began pushing and shoving the two victims. One woman pulled the photojournalist to the ground and other women kicked her. The reporter also appeared to be repeatedly struck in the face.

Derek Shore’s Report From The Scene



Raw video: Contains GRAPHIC CONTENT

Neither victim appeared to suffer serious injuries in the incident.

Police are reviewing footage from the news stations who witnessed the incident in an attempt to identify suspects. No arrests have been made.

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A woman in a white shirt kicks the photojournalist who was pulled to the ground.

The incident took place more than 12 hours after a man was fatally shot outside the restaurant Sunday morning after two groups of people began fighting.

Investigators have not released the identity of the victim, but family and friends identified him as 27-year-old Chester Jackson.

Authorities are looking for two suspects, described as black male adults in their 20s, about 5’8” to 5’10” tall.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Crime Alert by calling (916) 443-HELP or texting the tip to 274637 with “SACTIP” at the beginning of the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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  1. truth says:

    if the victims family really gave a damn about thier son, or took the time to raise him properly, he may have still been alive.

  2. marcello says:

    I’ll bet the family of the victim will try and sue IHOP for allowing this to happen….”Oh ma gooo’ness! Ma baby got kilt!”

  3. time for change says:

    I don’t get it??? well looks like there is one less person wasting space in the world !! RIP GANGSTA !!!!! YOU GOT YOURS DIDN’T YA !!!!! = )))

  4. Wait a minute says:

    They’re offering a reward up to $1K to help solve a murder??? Come on! Should be more like $1M.

    And where is the reward to help identify the attackers??? I bet if there was one, they’d be found alot quicker but noooooooo.

  5. Wrong! says:

    Look at the article at bottom of this page titled “MUG SHOTS”.

    NOTICE how they always use a “white” persons photo and not a “blacks”

  6. Wrong! says:

    Look at the article at the bottom of the page titled “MUG SHOTS”

    Notice how they always use a “white” persons photo and never a “black” persons photo?

  7. Ernesto says:

    “Might I suggest you use your night-stick officer?”

    Wrong. NORMAL, DECENT people would not attack camera crews like that. Tells you a lot about the “friends” or “relatives” that so cowardly attacked the crew. Now they managed to make a sad day even worse.

  8. marcello says:

    if you look closely, AL, the only ones that did the attacks, both verbal and physical, were BLACK!

  9. Jason says:

    Oh dang….I wonder what happened to the memorial they had set up????

  10. abj says:

    One thing I have to say is this, all black people are not like that and stop stereotyping. Black people are not the only people who act crazy sometimes, there are just as many crazy people in every race. You just don’t hear about them. They are not put on FRONTSTREET like black people. I don’t know if the people that are BIGOTS are aware of their BIGOTRY, But it surely seems like it. STOP the BIGOTRY and the HATERED and please get a LIFE. ( A PROUD BLACK WOMAN)

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