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Man killed in Gold River shooting identified

GOLD RIVER, CA - A man found shot to death in the Gold River community last Thursday night was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as 26-year-old Michael Paul Gonzales of Sacramento.

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Sacramento County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a call of a man threatening to shoot someone a little after 10 p.m. on the 11300 block of Amalgam Way. Deputies arrived to find Gonzales face-down. He had been shot.

Anthony Vigil, 46, was arrested in the murder. Sheriff spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said Vigil was found nearby in front of a business with a shotgun which detectives believe was used in the shooting.

What led up to the shooting hasn't been made public. 

1 arrested in deadly Gold River shooting

GOLD RIVER, CA - One man is dead after a shooting in Rancho Cordova off of Gold River Road Thursday night.

A call came into the California Highway Patrol just after 10 p.m. of a man threatening to shoot someone, Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos said.

The sheriff's air unit and Rancho Cordova police officers arrived and saw a man lying face down on the 11300 block of Amalgam Way.

Ramos said the man was shot, but it was unclear how many times.

While investigating, police detained a man standing in front of a business with a shotgun sitting next to him. Ramos said another man was detained when he drove up to the business.

The sheriff's department later identified the man with the shotgun as Anthony Vigil, 46. He was arrested and booked into Sacramento County Jail on one count of murder with no bail, Ramos said.

Investigators said they believe the shotgun recovered was the weapon used in the shooting.

Yet another pot-related shooting in Sacramento

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A Rancho Cordova man was shot in the hand Thursday night trying to prevent thieves from stealing marijuana plants out of his backyard.

Deputy Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff's department reported that deputies on patrol in the area of Coloma Road and Ranchito Court heard gunshots fired around 11 p.m. While trying to pinpoint the area of the shots, the deputies were flagged down by the involved homeowner.

The man directed deputies to his home and informed them that individuals had tried to steal medical pot plants  from his backyard earlier in the day, but had been scared off by residents at the home.  

Police arrest man in 83-year-old bus rider's beating

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says an 83-year-old bus passenger was punched when he asked a much younger man if the latter would move so he could sit in seating intended for senior citizens.

Emergency responders say the victim was punched in the head and shoulder several times. The blows caused the victim's ear to bleed and his hearing aid to break into numerous pieces, several of which lodged in the man's ear canal. The man was transported to a local hospital for care.

Rancho Cordova police arrested Phillip Cruz, 31, for the attack. It took place last Wednesday while the bus was on Routier Road.

Girl, 10, found shot inside Rancho Cordova home

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities are trying to determine how a 10-year-old girl got shot inside a Rancho Cordova home where officers had been called to break up a loud gathering.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies arrived at the home shortly after midnight Monday and found the child with a gunshot wound to her upper right hip. Officials said she wasn't seriously hurt and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Deputies reported that the family was uncooperative in the investigation.

Sac Bee delivery vehicle shot at 9 times

SACRAMENTO - Deputies responded to a call from a Sacramento Bee delivery driver Sunday morning, claiming her car had been shot at 9 times in the 6600 block of Bradshaw Road.

"The vehicle was struck in the front passenger side and toward the back," said Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesman, Jason Ramos. "The vehicle was struck during the time as it was rounding to exit the property."

Deputies met with the delivery woman, who directed them to a nearby property from where she thought the shots were fired.

Upon investigation, deputies detained and later arrested Anthony Collins, 50, and Richard Anderson 47.  Ramos also said deputies discovered 20-30 marijuana plants at the home. 

Also uncovered inside the property were motion sensor lights, target practice items, a handgun and several rifles.

CSLB: Rancho Cordova unlicensed contractor arrested

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Rancho Cordova man was busted Tuesday on suspicion of using a state contractor's license not issued to him.

Charles Peter Maffia, 67, is accused of nine felony counts of fraudulent use of an incorrect contractor license, three misdemeanor counts of contracting without a license, 14 misdemeanor counts of illegal advertising, and felony violation of probation, says Venus Stromberg with the Contractors State License Board. Maffia was on probation for a 2006 conviction for felony fraudulent use of a contractor license number not belonging to him.

Stromberg said CSLB investigators were tipped off to Maffia by two former employees and a customer that he was doing business as Wolf Excavation Inc. Stromberg said the customer reported Maffia when he learned after having Wolf Excavation do paving work that the license Maffia was using was issued to another contractor.