CERES — Name: Michael Ilttreb
Synopsis: Ilttreb, 18, was shot July 8, 2007, at a house party on 10th Street in Ceres. A fight broke out and the young man was shot. He did not appear to be the intended target. Friends said the wounded Ilttreb ran from the party, crossing the street to a friend's back yard after he was shot about 2 a.m. He was taken to Doctors Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
His family has offered a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his death. More than 100 people were in the area around the time of the shooting.
Motivation: The shooting possibly was gang-related, but Ilttreb was not involved in gangs and did not appear to be the intended target.
Authorities ask anyone with information about this homicide to call the Ceres Police Department at 538-5727 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips on the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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