Marcos Christian Alvarez, 1/23/10

February 4, 2010 

Name: Marcos Christian Alvarez, 17, of Modesto

Synopsis: Marcos Christian Alvarez of Modesto was shot in a gang-related attack on Jan. 21. Officers found Alvarez lying in the street in the 1800 block of Bonanza Way, just west of Carver Road and north of Mount Vernon Drive. The shooting occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Alvarez died at a hospital two days after the shooting.

Motivation: The attack appeared to be gang-related, Modesto police say.

Suspects:Authorities arrested three teenagers on Feb. 2 in connection with the slaying. Arrested were Justin Kainoa Cabacungan, 18, Jeffrey Steven Jones, 19, and a 17-year-old boy, all of Modesto, for their suspected involvement in the shooting. Cabacungan was arrested on suspicion of murder, participating in a criminal street gang, vehicle theft and other charges. Jones was arrested on suspicion of aiding in the commission of a felony, participating in a criminal street gang, vehicle theft and other charges. Cabacungan was being held without bail, while Jones' bail was set at $50,000. Information on the 17-year-old's charges was not available. The Stanislaus County district attorney's office will have the final determination as to what charges will be filed against the suspects.

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