A Jesuit High School alumnus was beaten to death in midtown Sacramento early Sunday morning, various media outlets are reporting.
CBS 13 identified the victim, who was killed around 1 a.m. Sunday near 18th and P streets, as 2003 Jesuit grad Josiah Humphreys.
The Sacramento County Coroner's Office has not yet announced the victim's identity, but Sacramento Press has also named Humphreys as the victim. The Sacramento Press reported fellow Jesuit alumni were present at a memorial for him Monday night.
Jesuit High School posted this message on its Facebook page Monday:
The Jesuit High School family mourns the loss of Josiah Humphreys '03. Please keep Josiah, his family and his friends in your thoughts and prayers. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
A press release from the Sacramento Police Department follows:
On Sunday, March 17, 2013, at approximately 12:48 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the area of 18th Street and P Street regarding a report of a subject who was bleeding. Officers arrived and found witnesses administering CPR to the male victim in his twenties.
At this time it is believed that a physical altercation occurred between the victim and three adult males, near or on the sidewalk of 18th Street. During the incident the victim sustained traumatic injuries to his head prompting a witness to call police. Responding officers performed CPR until emergency medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and CSI were called out to assist with the investigation. It is unknown at this time what prompted the deadly fight between the suspects and the victim and this investigation is ongoing.
Detectives believe that multiple witnesses may have seen the altercation and are asked to please notify police with any information regarding this incident. Detectives are currently reviewing area surveillance video, as well as video from nearby businesses, in an attempt to identify the subjects involved.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact the Communications Center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.