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Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

Gunman Dead; Officer, Woman Shot

SONORA - An officer and a woman were hospitalized Saturday night after a downtown shootout that left a gunman dead.

At about 10:05pm, authorities received a call from a resident claiming a suspicious man was trying to open the door to their home and was armed with a gun. A responding officer located the man leaving in a vehicle and attempted to stop the car, described as an El Camino.

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The driver failed to yield to officers, leading them on a pursuit. At some point early on in the chase shots were fired. The pursuit eventually ended at about 10:16 on Washington Street in Downtown Sonora where the suspect exited his vehicle and exchanged gunfire with authorities.

Medics were called to the scene to provide aid to the suspect, but was pronounced deceased at the scene. One officer and an uninvolved woman were injured during the shootout and transported for care.

The area of South Washington Street between Linoberg and Theall Streets were initially closed for investigation, but that perimeter later expanded to much of the downtown area.

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Reports indicate the Sonora Police Department and Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office were both involved in the shooting. The Department of Justice Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The officer suffered a non life threatening gun shot wound and is expected to recover. The extent of the woman's injuries were unknown at time of publication.

We will have further updates as information becomes available.

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Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 21 March 2013 02:06

Suspect Identified In Stockton Murders


On March 17, 2013, at 8:10 pm, a shooting occurred in the 1800 block of E. Sonora Street in Stockton. The residents were having a gathering at the front of their residence when 3 to 4 Hispanic males walked towards the residence and began shooting into the crowd at the location. Five people were struck by gunfire. Two of those people died as a result of their injuries caused by the gunfire.

The suspects arrived in a white or cream colored vehicle. They were last seen fleeing the area northbound Locust Street from Sonora Street.

Homicide Detectives have developed information that Sergio Hernandez, a 20 year old male, 5’08” and 130 pounds, was involved in the homicide. Hernandez should be considered armed and dangerous. There is a no-bail arrest warrant for Hernandez charging him with homicide.

The Stockton Police Department is encouraging citizens to call if they have information pertaining to this investigation. Callers are asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the InvestigationsUnit at (209) 937-8323 – ask for Detective Chuck Harris and Detective Dave Reeder, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.

Citizens may also text information from their cell phones to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD and then their tip or logon to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and click ‘Submit A Tip’.

If you have any information that may lead to an arrest contact Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000.

Published in Stockton Crime