Roseville Police Department1051 Junction Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678


Subject :

Roseville Police investigating fatal shooting on Hickory Street--victim's roommate in custody
Contact :Dee Dee Gunther, Police Public Information Officer    916-774-5015/257-1942
An argument between roommates escalated into a fatal shooting on Hickory Street today.  At 3:15 p.m. today, Roseville Police Department officers responded to calls of shots fired at a home in the 100 block of Hickory Street.  When officers arrived, they found one of the residents, a 54-year-old man, down in the front yard of the home with gunshot wounds.  Roseville Fire Department paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.  The victim's roommate, a 48-year-old man, was taken into custody at the scene without incident.  Officers determined that an argument between the roommates escalated, until the suspect shot the victim with a handgun.

Officers and crime scene investigators are continuing their work at the scene.  No names are being released at this time, pending notification of the victim's family.