16-year-old implicated in the shooting death of Sacramento’s JJ Clavo

Suspect was in juvenile hall for an unrelated crime

Police announced last week they’d arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the shooting death of Grant High School student Jaulon “JJ” Clavo, who was killed in November of last year while driving some friends to their Del Paso Heights campus prior to a varsity playoff football game.

The suspect has actually been in juvenile hall custody since November 14, 2015, one day after the shooting, but was reportedly apprehended on an unrelated gun possession charge.

SN&R is not naming the juvenile suspect, whom the Sacramento Police Department identified in a February 18 release announcing the break in the case.

The release credited the public for providing the information that “ultimately led to the identification” of the person authorities believe opened fire on the compact sedan, fatally wounding Clavo, 17, and injuring passenger Malik Johnson, who has since recovered.

“The motive behind the homicide is still unknown,” the release states.

In a statement, the Twin Rivers Unified School District said the arrest of the juvenile suspect “has brought some measure of solace to all of us in Twin Rivers.”

The statement continued: “Senseless gun violence has plagued our area far too long. With today’s arrest, we are one step closer to a safer community for all.”