STOCKTON - Police investigated a shooting Sunday morning that claimed the life of a man.
Police responded to the 1800 block of West Acacia Street at about 6:11am for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and located an adult man suffering from a gunshot wound, who died at the scene. Detectives arrived to take over the investigation.
Police say two possible suspects are identified as Hispanic men wearing dark hoodies and pants. They were about 5'9" tall and weighed about 190lbs. The two were last seen running west on Acacia Street.
Authorities are encouraging anyone with information to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
MODESTO - Police have arrested a suspect accused of being responsible for the murder of a man who was found dead in his car.
Late Sunday night a Modesto Police sergeant was patrolling the area of Tioga and Legion Park drives when he noticed a suspicious vehicle. The sergeant attempted to contact a man who was inside but discovered he was deceased.
The victim was identified as 55 year old Steve Monkhouse. Authorities believe he was inside his vehicle parked in the field when he was assaulted with a knife.
The investigation led police to 25 year old Michael Christopher Suarez of Modesto. Police arrested Suarez Wednesday, and authorities say they attribute his capture to the community that helped identify him.
Suarez faces Murder and other charges and is expected to appear in court Friday.
MERCED - Police arrested a felon during a traffic stop who was found to be in possession of a firearm.
Officers with the Merced Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle belonging to Ishmele Brewer on the 1600 block of West 16th Street Tuesday. Officers with the gang violence suppression unit had developed information that Brewer was in possession of a firearm.
Police say Brewer is a convicted felon on probation and is not allowed to be in possession of any firearms or ammunition. Officers conducted a probation search on his vehicle and found a 9mm handgun and ammunition.
Brewer was arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail on charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, violation of probation and gang enhancements.
TURLOCK - Authorities arrested a man on a charge of attempted murder following a stabbing that took place Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly before 2:00pm officers responded to the 100 block of Almond Avenue for a report of a person who had been stabbed in the neck. Police arrived and found a 30 year old man who had sustained a life-threatening injury.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for care, and was listed in stable condition.
Police found a man who is suspected of the stabbing a short distance away. He was identified as 34 year old Travis Shepherd. Officers were also able to locate a knife they believe was used in the stabbing.
Shepherd was interviewed by detectives who responded to investigate and was later arrested for attempted homicide.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Cliff Lewis at (209) 668-6556, or the Turlock Police Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780, or the Crime Stoppers tip line at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
MODESTO - Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found deceased in his vehicle Sunday night.
At about 11:15pm a Modesto Police Sergeant patrolling near Tioga and Legion Park Drives located a suspicious vehicle parked in a field west of the intersection. The sergeant found a man inside who whe tried to make contact with, but found he was deceased.
Authorities have identified the victim as 55 year old Steve Monkhouse. Police say they believe the victim was inside of his vehicle when he was assaulted with a knife.
Detectives are working to determine what led up to his death. Police say a suspect has not been identified.
Authorities are asking for anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
STOCKTON - Police have identified a suspect in a Friday night homicide case.
Authorities say Erek Williams, 18 years old, has been identified as a suspect in the shooting death of a 21 year old man on the 4400 block of Calandria Street. He is 6'3'', about 190lbs and is dependent on a wheelchair. Police say he has ties to Oakland and the Bay Area.
An arrest warrant for Williams has been issued, and police say he is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding Williams' whereabouts or this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.
STOCKTON - Police are investigating the shooting death of a 21 year old man who was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle.
The incident happaned Friday night along the 4400 block of Calandria Street. Police responded at about 10:30pm to a report of a person shot. Arriving officers found the victim sitting in the vehicle suffering from a single gunshot wound. Police say the man was unresponsive.
Medics arrived, but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police detectives responded to take over the investigation. There was no suspect description or motive available at time of publication.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.