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Jose Hurtado of Modesto was shot Nov. 22 in an apparent gang-related attack and died five days later at a hospital, said sheriff's Detective Darwin Hatfield. The shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Inyo Avenue, west of Crows Landing Road and north of West Whitmore Avenue. Sheriff's officials said Hurtado had stepped outside a family member's home and was by his car on the road's shoulder when he was shot.
In the early morning of Nov. 22, Ceres police officers found Flores lying on the ground in the 2000 block of Boothe Road in Ceres with multiple gunshot wounds in his upper torso. Authorities tried to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Turlock police, Lamondrea Brown, 23, Turlock, and suspect Arthur Maunakea, 52, of Turlock, got into a fight over money. The two encountered each other the next day in the 1200 block of North Olive Avenue, where police say Mauakea stabbed Brown.
Stanislaus County coroner officials said Eliazar Hernandez, 16, of Modesto, was fatally wounded after he was shot in the unincorporated neighborhood east of South Ninth Street and south of the Tuolumne River. He was hit by stray gunfire during an apparent gang fight, although neighbors said he wasn't involved in the fight or associated with gangs.
Marysville resident Quirino Toledo, 15, was found dead Oct. 11 after being run over by a truck in a south Modesto alley. Moments before, the boy had been shot. The shooting appeared to be gang-related.
A man was shot to death in a west Modesto apartment Oct. 10, police reported.
Turlock police say Donald Dean Futch was fatally stabbed in a dispute regarding a woman.
Mark Ochoa was one of two people killed Aug 31 in a shooting on the 2600 block of Maxine Drive. Police are calling the shooting gang-related. Modesto police conducted a nearly seven-hour manhunt for the four suspects in a northeast Modesto neighborhood the day of the shooting.
Christopher Diaz was one of two people killed Aug. 31 in a shooting on the 2600 block of Maxine Drive. Modesto police are calling the shooting gang-related. Police conducted a nearly seven-hour manhunt for the four suspects in a northeast Modesto neighborhood the day of the shooting
The 10-year-old Epifanio Ramirez of Modesto was one of three people shot July 28 at a home in the 100 block of Santa Barbara Avenue in the La Loma neighborhood. Authorities said July 30 that the boy was brain dead and he died the next day. Authorities did not release the boy's name.
Alberto Schopp, 21, was shot to death in a south Modesto neighborhood on July 29. The drive-by shooting took place in the 600 block of Broadway Avenue.
Cyphers was one of three people shot at residence in Modesto's La Loma neighborhood July 28. A 10-year-old boy was critically wounded, and the boy's father was shot in the hand. Investigators believe the shootings were gang-related.
Gao Sheng Her, 23, was one of three people shot in a west Modesto home on July 20. She and Nhia Yang, 27, of Modesto died. A third person is expected to recover from his wounds.
Nhia Yang, 27, of Modesto was one of three people shot July 20 in west Modesto. The second person died and the third was expected to recover.
Modesto resident Xavier Morales died July 15, two days after he was shot in a drive-by shooting as he sat in a car in the 1600 block of Atlantic Drive. Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related.
A man was shot and killed in a residence at the Brentwood Apartments on July 7 in Turlock, police said. The man was a visitor and did not live at the complex.
Authorities say Rene Luna Navarro was shot in the early morning of hours July 5 as he stood in front of his home in the 600 block of Thrasher Avenue between Oregon Drive and Larkin Avenue. He died the following Wednesday.
Gomez was killed in a drive-by shooting July 4 on the 1200 block of Figaro Avenue in west Modesto. He was among a crowd of people gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July. Authorities say Gomez was an innocent bystander; two other people were wounded in the shooting.
Mendez was fatally shot in the street about 8 p.m. on June 18 in east Modesto on the 200 block of Carmillita Way. He had been playing basketball with three cousins when a car stopped in the street with two men in it, who called Mendez over. Mendez and the two men talked and then shots were fired from the car and Mendez had been shot.
One teenager died and another was injured in a June 1 shooting in Empire after a group of men approached them and asked if they were affiliated with a gang, a Stanislaus County sheriff's spokesman said.
Schmitz, 29, was found strangled in her downtown Modesto apartment May 6. She lived in the 700 block of 18th Street, just north of G Street. On May 27, police arrested one of the apartment complex's tenants in her death
Modesto police say a motorcyclist was killed May 5 when a sport utility vehicle pulled into his path. Police say the SUV driver continued for about 100 feet before getting out of her vehicle and running.
Gregory Thornhill Wallace, 24, of Modesto died May 6 after a weekend shooting in south Modesto. His mother said her son was the victim of stray gunfire, though sheriff's officials have said they are "fairly certain" the shooting was gang related.
A 55-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup truck May 2 in Salida on Kiernan Avenue near Toomes Road, the CHP reported.
Modesto police say a 50-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on May 1.
In the early morning hours of April 22, a man broke into a woman's McHenry Avenue motel room and fatally stabbed her. Police suspect domestic violence because they said the victim and suspect once were in a relationship and had children together.
On April 5, Modesto investigators found the skeletal remains of a woman found buried in a secluded area a few feet from the Tuolumne River near John Thurman Field in west Modesto. Police believe the remains are those of a homeless woman who disappeared in 2007. Police have arrested a husband and wife from Reno in the case.
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.
On April 7, a man was fatally shot in a north Modesto house. Police responded to the 2000 block of Zeeland Court, just east of Prescott Road, to investigate a reported shooting about 6:15 a.m. Police found the victim inside the home.
Ceres resident Shannon Case, 28, was found shot to death in a parked car in the early hours of April 4 near a southwest Modesto park. Officers received a call at 1:30 a.m. of shots being fired near Robertson Road Park. They found the body in car on the east side of the park, on Hammond Street near Pelton Avenue.
Deputies are investigating the March 16 shooting death of Grayson resident Moses Alvarado, 19. Detectives have limited suspect information but are looking for a pewter-colored late 1990s GMC Yukon with 22 inch wheels.
On March 31, authorities confirmed that a body found in Ceres back yard was that of Alycia Mesiti, a missing teen.
Officers responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound about 6:40 p.m. and found Lopez, 22, near the back of a home in the 1500 block of Monterey Avenue, just east of Kerr Avenue in Modesto. Police would not say if the victim was found inside or outside. Lopez of Modesto was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Fierros, 37, of Winton was found in the early morning hours in the 400 block of Lewis Street after two 911 calls came in, police said. Police said one was from a pay phone a few blocks from the house. The caller spoke broken English and was hard to understand, he said. The second came from a pay phone four miles away, giving police enough detail to lead them to the house.
Selina P. Vargas called 911 about 3 a.m. to report a stabbing in Unit B of a rental complex at 161 Starr Ave. in Turlock. Simmons, 32, had been stabbed twice with a knife, in the chest and abdomen, authorities said, and he had no pulse when emergency crews arrived. He was pronounced dead at Emanuel Medical Center.
Deputies were called to a home in the 6000 block of Arcaro Drive for a disturbance. They found Jesse Frost in the front yard and took him in for questioning. Inside they found four victims who had been stabbed. Two were dead and a third died on the way to Oak Valley Hospital. The fourth victim, Matthew James, 18, survived and was released from the hospital later in the week. James was identified by relatives as Frost's nephew. The victims who died were identified as Donna Norton, Frost's mother; Judy Niemi, his sister; and Tony Niemi, his brother-in-law.
Deputies were called to a home in the 6000 block of Arcaro Drive for a disturbance. They found Jesse Frost in the front yard and took him in for questioning. Inside they found four victims who had been stabbed. Two were dead and a third died on the way to Oak Valley Hospital. The fourth victim, Matthew James, 18, survived and was released from the hospital later in the week. The victims who died were identified as Donna Norton, Frost's mother; Judy Niemi, his sister; and Tony Niemi, his brother-in-law.
Deputies were called to a home in the 6000 block of Arcaro Drive for a disturbance. They found Jesse Frost in the front yard and took him in for questioning. Inside they found four victims who had been stabbed. Two were dead and a third died on the way to Oak Valley Hospital. The fourth victim, Matthew James, 18, survived and was released from the hospital later in the week. James was identified by relatives as Frost's nephew. The victims who died were identified as Norton, Frost's mother; Judy Niemi, his sister; and Tony Niemi, his brother-in-law.
Just before 1 a.m., deputies were called to a shooting in the 1500 block of Modoc Avenue, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. A 17-year-old from Manteca was pronounced dead at the scene. Two girls also were injured. The teens had been sitting in a parked car on Modoc when a white sport utility vehicle drove past them, according to detectives. Occupants of the SUV fired at the car, then fled, authorities said. Two Modesto girls, ages 16 and 17, were shot, officials said. Authorities said one is paralyzed and the other is in stable condition.
Hinckley, 47, was walking with her brother south on Rockefeller Drive northeast of Whitmore Avenue and Highway 99 when a white Jeep Cherokee crossed over from the northbound lane and struck her about 8:40 p.m. Her brother suffered a minor injury. She was treated at the scene and taken to Doctors Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Just before 9 p.m., two men driving on Julian Street near Grant Street argued with a group of men standing in the area. Police said the car drove off, then returned and struck Story, 40, and a 37-year-old man. Story died at a local hospital while receiving treatment. The second man was released from the hospital the next morning.
The bodies of Terhune and her husband, Kenneth, were discovered Jan. 15, but officials say they were shot to death two days earlier. Their identities were confirmed after fingerprints were taken during autopsies that week. Kenneth Terhune, 65, and Diane Terhune, 56, were found dead in their home at 201 Stewart Road, just west of McHenry Avenue near the Del Rio Country Club.
The bodies of Terhune and his wife, Diane, were discovered Jan. 15, but officials say they were shot to death two days earlier. Their identities were confirmed after fingerprints were taken during autopsies that week. Kenneth Terhune, 65, and Diane Terhune, 56, were found dead in their home at 201 Stewart Road, just west of McHenry Avenue near the Del Rio Country Club.
A police officer shot and killed a man armed with a samurai sword in downtown Modesto. A Fire Department official called dispatchers at 5:04 a.m. to report a man with a sword who was acting "bizarre and unusual" outside the DoubleTree Hotel on K Street near Ninth Street. An officer arrived soon after and "within minutes" encountered the man holding a sword estimated to be 2 to 3 feet long. The officer shot the 45-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital and died about an hour later.
Modesto police found Ricky Conway, 33, of Modesto in the alley behind the 200 block of Kelley Street on Jan. 6 about 2:30 a.m. He had been shot. Detectives declined to release any details about the shooting, citing their ongoing investigation. Police would not say how the shooting occurred or whether detectives recovered a weapon. The shooting did not appear to be gang-related.
Modesto police said Wiersma's stepson appears to have beaten him to death in their home in the 300 block of East Roseburg Avenue.
Authorities found Ashley, 55, dead in a west Modesto home Sunday. He had been shot to death along with two dogs. Firefighters found Ashley and the dogs about 11:30 a.m. in a home in the 1500 block of Victoria Drive. Emergency workers were called to the home after two people reported that a man inside was possibly not breathing. Firefighters forced their way inside and found Ashley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said Martinez, 22, of Modesto was shot while sitting in the driver's seat of a parked white sedan on Marlow Street, just north of Robertson Road and a few blocks east of South Carpenter Road. Officers got the call about 1:10 a.m. Investigators declined to say how many gunshot wounds he suffered. Police did not know whether anyone else was in the car when Martinez was shot. Investigators also declined to say whether a weapon was recovered or whether anything was stolen from Martinez. Police said investigators did not want to release specific details about the shooting, fearing it would harm their investigation.
Emergency workers were called to a home south of Modesto in the 3600 block of Crows Landing Road on Dec. 2 for a report of a child who wasn't breathing. The 16-month-old boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities were concerned when they spotted severe bruising on the child's body.
Escobar, 30, was pronounced dead in a Roselawn Avenue duplex Tuesday night. Escobar's estranged wife said the man she has been dating wrestled with Escobar after Escobar broke into her home. The man shot him in self-defense, she said. She said her husband was armed with a box cutter. Police have released only Escobar's name.
A man found a newborn girl in a Dumpster in a south Turlock parking lot. Maria, the baby, appeared dead when police arrived at the Save Mart parking lot in the 1600 block of Lander Avenue at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. She could not be revived at an area hospital.
Police found Alvarez, 41, of Turlock lying in the grass in front of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of West Canal Drive at 10:16 p.m. He had been stabbed at least once in the upper torso. Police said he was visiting someone in one of the apartments. Alvarez was taken to Emanuel Medical Center and died there, police said.
Turner, 71, of Ceres suffered severe head wounds after he was attacked about 3:45 p.m. in front of a home in the 1600 block of Morgan Road, just south of East Hatch Road and west of Highway 99. Turner working in the yard at the house, a vacant rental property he owns. Neighbors called 911 to report a man was on the ground. Turner died the next day at a Modesto hospital.
Wilson, 44, of Modesto was discovered about 3:30 a.m. in the 3700 block of Bridgeford Lane. He had been socializing with a group of men in an apartment on Bridgeford. Some of them, including the victim, walked to another apartment, where a fight took place. Police said Wilson participated, but they have not determined whether he was a victim or an instigator. After the fight, police say, Wilson appeared to go to sleep. Someone checked on him later and found he was not breathing. His cause of death was strangulation, according to the coroner's office.
Just before 2 a.m., neighbors said, Ward broke a window near the front door and got into a home on the 1500 block of Victor Way. He attacked a couple in their bedroom with a machete, they said. Police said one victim shot Ward, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Massey, 37, was an only child and recently had moved back with his parents after living in Los Angeles to pursue a film career, neighbors said. Police say his father, Charles Massey, 66, shot him and his mother, then turned the gun on himself. Massey's mother, Belinda Massey, 58, survived and was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
Macias, 33, and a second man were shot as they sat in a parked car about 12:30 a.m. at Faustina and Leon avenues. Macias was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second man was treated for multiple gunshot wounds at a hospital and later released.
Modesto police detectives said they believe Christopher Rabbiosi, 37, shot Butler, 43, of Empire about 12:30 a.m. in the 3900 block of Dragoo Park Drive, near Coralwood Road several blocks north of Sylvan Avenue.
Shortly before 6 p.m. on Sept. 30, on Milnes Road about two miles east of Claus Road and just east of Langworth Road, Richey was riding a red bike. He was heading east on Milnes on the dirt shoulder. Witnesses spotted Craig Kyle Nelson driving a white 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee erratically east on Milnes. The witnesses said the Jeep drove onto the road's shoulder and hit Richey and his bike from behind. The Jeep then swerved before it overturned and came to rest on its wheels. Richey, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene. Nelson suffered minor injuries and was arrested after he was released from Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Police said Garcia's husband stabbed her to death on Sept. 24 before killing himself. Authorities received a 911 call at 11:15 a.m. to the home at 2800 Laramie Drive near Pyrite Way after someone discovered the bodies. Two weeks earlier, police arrested Josh Garcia on suspicion of felony domestic violence and spousal rape.