Authorities looking for 'person of interest' in Modesto fatal shooting

July 16, 2009 

Shooting

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is searching for Mark Allen Madewell, 27, as a person of interest in the death of Xavier Morales, 29. Madewell is 150 pounds with brown hair (shaved) and hazel eyes. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Det. Jon McQueary at (209) 525-7099.

STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT — Modesto Bee

Authorities are looking for a 27-year-old man in connection with a drive-by shooting Monday night that left one person dead.

Mark Allen Madewell, a transient, is a “person of interest” in the shooting, said Stanislaus County sheriff’s Sgt. Brandon Kiely.

The shooting happened just after 11:00 p.m. in the 1600 block of Atlantic Drive on Monday night.

Investigators say someone in a red SUV fired several shots at Xavier Morales, 29, as he sat in a car outside a house. Morales was shot in the head. He was transported to a local hospital. Morales died late Wednesday, said Kiely.

Madewell is described as a white male adult with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5 feet 3 inches tall and 150 pounds. Madewell is on parole and is wanted on a parole violation, said Kiely.

Anyone with information about the case or of Madewell’s location should call Detective Jon McQueary at 525-7099.

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