Richmond Native Zarrie Allen Death | Obituary – Richmond Native Zarrie Allen age 18 was shot and killed at a South Sacramento cemetery Monday evening.
Allen, a student at Sacramento State, was killed Monday night while visiting a gravesite at the Sacramento Memorial Lawn. Detectives believe she could have been caught in the middle of a possible gang-related shooting and was likely an innocent victim.
“We mourn the tragic and senseless loss of this vibrant and bright young woman,” read a statement issued by Sacramento State Wednesday. The statement went on to say the Richmond native had just completed her first year of college and was planning on getting a degree in nursing.
The school is offering counseling services for students and employees in the wake of Allen’s death.
Police have not yet identified the person responsible for this fatal shooting. Detectives are still investigating a motive and are urging the community to come forward with any information that can lead to a possible suspect.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Richmond ’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.