Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are releasing a sketch of the suspect believed to be the shooter who killed 22-year-old Isaiah Bridgett and wounded another 21-year-old male in the early morning hours of July 29th. Witnesses describe the suspect as a black male adult in his 20’s, short dreadlock hair, approximately 5’9”-5’10’ tall, 175-190 pounds, and was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.
A little before 3:00 a.m. on July 29, 2017, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received several 911 calls regarding the sound of gunshots occurring in the 7000 block of Plumber Way in North Highlands. Callers further advised there was a large party at a residence on the block which appeared to be breaking up when the gunshots were heard. Callers stated there were an estimated 200 people at the party.
Deputies responded to the scene. They initially received information from party goers that there were not any gunshots fired, but rather it was the sound of fireworks. Deputies were unable to locate any victims on-scene. A short time later, two gunshot victims showed up at a local hospital who were driven there in a private vehicle. The 21-year-old male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the arm, and was considered to have a non-life threatening injury. Bridgett suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Homicide detectives received initial information that there were several fights in the street prior to the gunshots being heard.
Detectives believe there were still pictures or videos taken during the party prior to the shooting, and possibly during the fatal incident which may have captured the suspect within the photo or video. If anybody has any information or media evidence including a subject matching this suspect’s description, they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Department.
Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or 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).
Sergeant Tony Turnbull