Javascript not enabled!

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


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.



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

If you have any information regarding criminal activity, 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.



Follow us:


Like us:


See what crime may be occurring in your neighborhood.  Visit us at: or and select “Modesto Police