Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives have released a sketch of the suspect believed to be the shooter who killed 22-year-old Isaiah Bridgett and wounded another 21-year-old man on July 29th. According to the detectives, witnesses say the suspect is a black man in his 20’s, hair done in short dreadlocks, he is approximately 5’9”-5’10’ in height, weighs about 175-190 pounds, and he was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.Suspect artist rendering courtesy Sacrament Sheriff's Department
The shooting happened just before 3:00 a.m. on July 29th. The Sheriff’s Communication Center received several 911 calls regarding the sound of gunshots in the 7000 block of Plumber Way in North Highlands. The callers said there was a large party which appeared to be breaking up at a home in the area when the gunshots were heard. Callers told dispatchers that as many as 200 people were at the party. Homicide detectives later were told that there were several fights in the street prior to the gunshots being heard.
Deputies who were the first to get to the home said they were told there were no gunshots, but that fireworks had been set off earlier in the night. The deputies were also unable to locate any victims. However, a short time later, two gunshot victims showed up at a local hospital. Officials said victims had been driven to hospital in a private vehicle. The 21-year-old male victim had a gunshot wound to the arm that was not considered to be life-threatening. However, Bridgett suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Detectives believe there were still pictures or videos taken during the party both prior to and perhaps during the shooting, so they might have caught the suspect in one of those photos or videos.
Detectives are asking anyone with information that might help solve this homicide case to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115. You may also call the Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).