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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Monday, March 10, 2014, 4:30:00 PM

Victim Dies from Shooting Injuries


Release Date: March 10, 2014 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations Unit  

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Heather Graves


Modesto, CA – The victim in Friday morning’s Southeast Modesto shooting dies from his injuries.


On March 7, 2014, at about 4:30 AM, police were called to the 3000 block of Trudi Way to investigate shots being fired and a possible victim in a vehicle.


When officers arrived they found 35-year-old Modesto resident, Richard Ware, seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, parked in the driveway of his residence.  The victim suffered from at least one gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.  On March 8th, the victim succumbed to his injuries.


At this time no motive or suspects have been identified. 


Homicide Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this homicide to please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.


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