Man killed in Sacramento freeway shooting was retired correctional officer Lufino Reyes Mejorado – CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The man who was shot and killed in a road rage incident on a Sacramento freeway on Monday has been identified as a retired correctional officer.
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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed that Lufino Reyes Mejorado, 60, began his career with the department in April 1988. He worked at California State Prison in Solano until his retirement in December 2018.
Mejorado, of Sacramento, was shot several times in an incident that started on Interstate 80 near Watt Avenue and ended on Interstate 5 near Richards Boulevard.
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David Perry, 33, of Sacramento, was identified as the suspected shooter and arrested hours after the initial incident. He was incarcerated at the Sacramento County Main Jail where he faces a murder charge.
“Mejorado was an exemplary officer and an integral part of California State Prison, Solano. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The CDCR offers its condolences to his family during this difficult time ”, said Terry Thornton, Deputy Press Officer of the CDCR.
Thornton said a peer support program is available at Solano Prison for Mejorado employees and former colleagues to deal with the tragic shooting.
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According to prison records, Perry is not eligible for bail and is expected to appear in court Thursday afternoon.