Greg Najee Grimes identified as victim in L Street shooting in Sacramento, was coach at Inderkum High School
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The person who was killed in an early Monday morning shooting near L and 15 streets has been identified as Greg Najee Grimes, his mother Deborah Grimes confirmed to FOX40.
Sacramento police said four other people were injured in the shooting, which happened around 2 a.m. in an area east of Capitol Park. Police said they have not yet identified a suspect.
Here’s what we know about the deceased victim so far:
“A Huge Loss”
Grimes, 31, was an assistant coach for the Inderkum High School football team and is also an alumnus of the program.
According to the Natomas Unified School District, Grimes was also a teacher’s assistant at the school.
“We are saddened by the news of the passing of Greg Grimes,” the district said in a statement. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends, and to everyone he connected with through his work at Inderkum High School.”
The Inderkum Tigers football team tweeted a statement regarding Grimes’ passing.
“Inderkum football lost one of our own last night,” the team said. “A pioneer for our first class program. (He) paved the way to make us one of the best programs in the region. With heavy hearts we say goodbye, we love you, you will never be forgotten. Steal from Grimes High School.
Reginald Harris, head coach of the Tigers, tweeted a statement of its own.
“Today our Tiger family suffered a tremendous loss. We come together as we mourn the passing of player, coach, mentor son and father Greg Grimes,” Harris said. “My prayers go out to his family during this time. hard.”
After playing at Inderkum High School, Grimes went on to play football at Boise State as a defensive lineman and attended college from 2008 to 2012, according to recruiting website 24/7 Sports.
Boise State head coach Andy Avalos, who served as the program’s assistant coach during Grimes’ senior season, tweeted a statement about the late former Bronco.
I and the entire Boise State football family are saddened to learn of the passing of Greg Grimes. I had the chance to train him during his senior season. He was a brotherhood member who left too soon. We will miss him.
Andy Avalos, Boise State football coach
The police ask for help
The Sacramento Police Department is asking the community for any evidence of the shooting early Monday morning.
The police provided a QR Code on social media and a link to a website where users can submit any evidence, including photos and videos.
Police Chief Kathy Lester said the department is still investigating the incident because J, L and 16th streets were closed.
“This shooting appears to be outside and it appears to have happened on the street,” Lester said.
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