Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 3:30:00 PM

Northwest Modesto Shooting Turns Fatal


NEWS RELEASE

Release Date: April 4, 2014 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations Unit  

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Heather Graves

  

Modesto, CA – Detectives are investigating a late morning shooting that claimed the life of a victim.

 

At about 11:14 AM, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1300 block of Leonard Avenue.  When officers arrived they located 51-year-old Kirk Lund on the roadway, with at least one gunshot wound.  He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

 

Officers coming into the area saw a male, who matched the description of the suspect, walking away from the area of the shooting.  He was taken into custody and a handgun was located nearby.  The suspect’s name is not being released at this time.

 

Detectives are continuing their investigation.  No motives have been identified.

 

UPDATE:

The suspect in yesterday's fatal shooting has been identified as Joshua Stewart, 24 years, from Modesto. Detectives are still looking for a motive.

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