An 18-year-old Rosemont man was arrested after allegedly killing his father, then calling authorities to report the crime Tuesday morning.
Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies received a call at about 10:40 a.m. from the Monte Bello Apartments at 4001 South Watt Ave., according to Sacramento Sheriff's Department Spokesman Jason Ramos. The caller said he had shot his father, according to police.
When officers arrived at the scene, they say a young man approached the squad car, identified himself as the shooter and surrendered. Inside the upstairs apartment, police found a 40-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his upper body; he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect, idenitified as Daniel David Cartwright, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held without bail at the Sacramento County main jail. His father has been identified as Richard Allen Cartwright, according to the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.
It appears the shooting took place "several hours before the suspect called the Sheriff's Department," according to a news release.
"The reason for this delay, as well as the motive for this crime, remains unknown at this time," the release stated.
Ramos said a handgun believed to be used was found inside the apartment.
Daniel Cartwright, who is originally from Bullhead City, Ariz., and is an Oakland Raiders fan according to his Facebook page, celebrated his 18th birthday just four days prior to the incident. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.
No fighting or argument preceeded the event, Ramos said, and no one reported hearing a gunshot. Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to call the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115.
Shortly after law enforcement arrived, yellow crime scene tape was placed around the courtyard area, and many residents were unable to return to their homes. Several neighbors, who didn't want to be identified, said a family of men lived in the apartment, and had lived there six months at the most.