Man arrested after fight leads to deadly shooting, Sacramento deputies say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Deputies arrested Reinaldo Rivera, 45, Wednesday evening after an investigation into a shooting in Sacramento County’s Florin neighborhood.

FLORIN, Calif. — A man was arrested Wednesday in Florin after deputies say he shot and killed another man during a fight.

Around 12:30 p.m., deputies with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting on the 7300 block of Del Prado Court, according to Sgt. Amar Gandhi, a sheriff’s office spokesman. 

Upon arrival, they found a man lying on the street, unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The man was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

Deputies arrested Reinaldo Rivera, 45, on suspicion of homicide. Gandhi says Rivera was allegedly involved in a fight with the victim outside of a home when Rivera pulled a gun and shot the man, according to law enforcement.

Rivera was on active parole for lewd acts upon a child aged 14 or 15 and “several other controlling charges,” Gandhi said. Homicide detectives located and arrested Rivera Wednesday evening, he said.

Rivera was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail early Thursday morning, jail records show. He faces a felony murder charge and a felony violating parole charge, records show. 

He is ineligible for bail and is expected to appear in Sacramento County Superior Court Friday morning.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.