By Renée Santos

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – One man was killed in an apparent homicide in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday morning.

Around 6 a.m. Tuesday, deputies received the report that a man had been injured at a residence in the 2100 block of Starrlyn Way. Deputies arrived at the scene and found a man bleeding profusely from an injury to his lower body, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office statement.  They started life-saving measures, and soon after, paramedics took the man to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokesperson Tess Deterding says this is being considered a suspicious death.

It’s unknown how the man was injured, but detectives believe there were other people at the residence at the time of the incident who may provide more information. Those people left before deputies arrived.

CBS13 spoke to the homeowner where the man was found badly hurt.  She says she was at home during the incident and says it occurred in the backyard but wouldn’t go into detail about who the man was. The sheriff’s office says multiple people live at the home including in the backyard.

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“There are people that live inside the residence as well as what appears to be a tent or some type of makeshift structure,” Sergeant Deterding said.

The incident happened on Starrlyn Way, across the street from Peter J Shields Elementary where Tyler Curry drops off his kids every day.

“We saw a whole bunch of police out here,” Curry said. “Definitely have those concerns for sure. It’s something you don’t want your kids exposed to.”

He says the investigation is startling.

“Things happen all over the place but it (would be) nice to know especially when you’re right across the street from the school where you are dropping your kid of. It’s nice to actually have some information,” Curry said.

Neighbors are now feeling uneasy.

“It’s doesn’t make you feel very safe being in the area,” said Shauna Garcia, a parent.

The victim’s identity is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP.

Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).



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