MODESTO - Police arrested a Manteca man in connection to a homicide that happened Tuesday night in downtown Modesto.
Dwain Bishop, 46, was taken into custody while walking near the intersection of McHenry and West Fairmont Avenues. Authorities say Bishop confessed and investigators have located additional evidence connecting him to the homicide.
Police responded Tuesday evening to a report of a person shot near the area of 15th and F Streets. Police located a victim in a crashed pickup truck in an alleyway. He was transported to a hospital where he died.
The victim was identified as 32 year old Derek Mauldin of Modesto. Authorities say two people were seen leaving the area on foot. The events leading up to the shooting and motive for the crime are still under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.