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Arrest made in 2022 killing of Sacramento area high school football coach

The Sacramento Police Department announced that an arrest was made in the killing of Gregory Najee Grimes, a football coach at Inderkum High School. Grimes was killed outside of a Sacramento nightclub on July 4, 2022. Sacramento police identified Tahje Michael as a suspect in the murder.

Last month Sacramento police partnered with the the television show America’s Most Wanted last month. That led to a tip that Michael was in North Carolina. Michael was taken into custody on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Homicide Suspect Arrested with Assistance from America’s Most Wanted and U.S. Marshal’s Service

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the Sacramento Police Department is announcing the successful apprehension of a long-sought-after murder suspect, thanks to the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies, including the United States Marshals Service, as well as a partnership with America’s Most Wanted on FOX.

The suspect, Tahje Michael, had been at large for the past 19 months after the alleged murder of Gregory Najee Grimes in Sacramento on July 4, 2022. Despite the exhaustive efforts by our investigators, Tahje Michael remained elusive until a breakthrough collaboration with America’s Most Wanted and the U.S. Marshal’s Service provided the necessary resources to locate him in Fayetteville, NC.

The arrest of Tahje Michael marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of justice for the victim and his family. “Today’s apprehension underscores the unwavering commitment of law enforcement to pursue justice,” stated Chief Kathy Lester, Chief of Police of the Sacramento Police Department.

The cooperation between multiple agencies highlights the importance of interagency collaboration and the utilization of resources available at the national level to ensure public safety. The dedication and perseverance exhibited by all involved serve as a testament to the effectiveness of coordinated efforts in apprehending dangerous individuals and bringing them to justice.

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