Man accused of killing North Highlands homeowner with gun stolen from safe is arrested

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Sheriff’s deputies have identified and arrested a man accused of fatally shooting a North Highlands homeowner after stealing a firearm from his gun safe earlier this month.

Deputies served a warrant and arrested Kailin Deshai Jackson Harris, 27, on Thursday at a residence in North Sacramento without incident, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Friday.

Harris was arrested in connection with the death of 62-year-old Gennadiy Ivanovich Mironov, who was shot the morning of Jan. 17 at his home on Greenlawn Way. Mironov died hours later at an area hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office in a previous statement said the shooter was believed to have been burglarizing vehicles “in the immediate area” prior to the shooting, and that he likely stole the gun used in the shooting from a safe kept “in a detached structure” on the victim’s property.

Investigators believe Mironov confronted the suspect in that structure, where the 62-year-old was then shot multiple times in the upper body, authorities said.

Harris was booked late Thursday into the Sacramento County Main Jail on a murder charge, inmate booking logs show. He is ineligible for bail and due for an initial court appearance Monday.

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