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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sgt Rick Applegate ,
Release Date: Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

Attempt to locate witness to February 2nd homicide

Release Date: March 1, 2013


Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354

Author: Sergeant Rick Applegate



MODESTO, CA Modesto Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a possible witness to the February 2nd homicide that occurred at Hatch Road and Dallas Street.  


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 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.


Detectives are looking for the driver of a white, 2000’s, Ford Ranger pickup that may have been in the area.  Surveillance photos from a nearby business are attached. 


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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