Sacrament Sheriff’s office asking for the public’s help in locating two people in a homicide investigation

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating two people wanted in connection for a homicide that happened September 3, 2022.



Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detectives are asking anyone with information concerning and/or knowledge of the current location of Josiah Isaac Dempsey (18) and/or Michaela Jalizah Gospel (27) to please call the Sheriff’s Office.

Dempsey has an active Homicide Arrest Warrant in Sacramento County for the murder of Tommie Timmons that occurred on September 3, 2022, in Sacramento County. Josiah Isaac Dempsey is a black adult male who stands 5’ 8” tall, weighing 125 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Dempsey is considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Please DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT, CALL 9-1-1 immediately.

Gospel is a person of interest in this homicide investigation and has a Sacramento County felony arrest warrant for an unrelated case. Gospel is a resident of Sacramento County. Michaela Jalizah Gospel is a black adult female who stands 5’ 2” tall, weighing 139 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. She has a small tattoo of the letter “T” on her right collar bone area.


On Saturday, September 03, 2022, at approximately 11:02 p.m., the Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from the intersection of Trade Wind Avenue and Fulton Avenue, regarding a shooting that had just occurred. The caller advised a male subject had been shot inside of a vehicle.

Deputies responded and located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. Deputies performed life-saving measures while awaiting fire. Fire personnel arrived a short time later and pronounced the subject deceased at the scene.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP.

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