Barkho Slefo, 04/13/09

April 14, 2009 

Barkho Slefo

The Modesto Police Department's Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting death of Barkho Slefo Jr. in southeast Modesto on Monday night at about 9:55 P


Name: Barkho Slefo

Synopsis: On April 13, at about 9:55 p.m., Modesto officers responded to Japonica Way and Lincoln Avenue to investigate the report of shots fired with a possible shooting victim. When officers arrived, they found the male victim inside of a vehicle near the intersection. The victim, later identified as 19-year-old Slefo, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Motivation: Homicide detectives are investigating the possibility that this homicide is gang related.

Suspect: Open

Authorities ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the Modesto Police Department at 572-9500 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636.

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