Xavier Morales,07/15/2009

July 21, 2009 

Name: Xavier Morales, 27, Modesto

Synopsis: Authorities say Morales died at a Modesto hospital July 15 after being shot in a drive-by shooting July 13 as he sat in a car in the 1600 block of Atlantic Drive.

Motivation: Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related

Suspects: Authorities are looking for a 27-year-old man. Mark Allen Madewell, a transient, is a "person of interest" in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the Atlantic Drive shooting or Madewell's location should call sheriff's Detective Jon McQueary at 525-7099.

If you would like to submit photos of this victim or have other information to share, please email homicides@modbee.com.

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