Sacramento Sheriff’s Department releases name of victim and suspect in South Sacramento stabbing

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department provided more information about a stabbing that left one man dead in a South Sacramento neighborhood just north of Elk Grove early Thursday morning.


On January 12, 2023, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence on the 8000 Block of Iron Gorge Drive. The caller also reported a vehicle fleeing from the scene.

Deputies arrived on scene and located the victim inside the residence and learned he had no pulse. They began administering first aid until Sacramento Metro Fire Department arrived and pronounced him deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as 28-year-old Lamar Brown.

Simultaneously, deputies located the vehicle originally reported as fleeing from the scene and detained two subjects. Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene a short time later, interviewed witnesses, and gathered evidence.

Based on their investigation, homicide detectives arrested one of the occupants of the vehicle, later identified as 55-year-old Christopher FUNNIE. He was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for murder and is scheduled to appear in court on January 17, 2023, at 3:00 P.M.

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