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Homicide Investigation

Monday, April 4, 2011 9:00 AM

For Immediate Release:

On Sunday, April 3, 2011, at approximately 5:38 P.M., Sutter County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call of an unresponsive male in the 9300 block of North Butte Road in Live Oak. Live Oak Fire Department responded and upon their arrival they located a male adult who had sustained a gunshot wound.

The victim is identified as Marvin Leon Hammons, 64 years of age from Live Oak.

California Department of Justice Criminalists responded and conducted the forensic examination of the crime scene while Sutter County Detectives initiated their investigation which is currently being investigated as a homicide.

An autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. No arrests have been made in the case. They have not identified a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department at (530) 822-7307 or “Leave a Tip” on the Sheriff’s website at

Contact Person and Telephone Number:

Undersheriff Jeff Pierce
(530) 822-7307


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