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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lieutenant Rick Armendariz, (209) 652-1820
Release Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013, 11:30:00 AM

Police Investigating Saturday Night Homicide


Release Date: February 3, 2013


Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354

Author: Lieutenant Rick Armendariz

MODESTO, CA Modesto Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at an intersection in south Modesto.  Investigators have no one in custody and are asking for the public's help in identifying the shooter. 


On Saturday, February 2nd, at about 8 P.M., Modesto Police officers were called to a report of a shooting, near the intersection of W. Hatch Road and Dallas Street. When officers arrived they located the victim, a male adult in his early 50's, sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle, which was stopped for a red light at the intersection.  Emergency personnel discovered the driver was deceased and had suffered at least one gunshot wound.


Investigators have limited leads and are asking for the public's help in aiding in the investigation.  Detectives want to speak to anyone who may have been at the intersection of W. Hatch Road and Dallas Street prior to, or around the time of, the shooting.     


The victim's identify will not be released, until his identity is confirmed by the Stanislaus County Coroner's office and next of kin is notified.  An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday.


Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type TIP704 along with your message.


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