Friends, family seek justice for teen shot while driving stolen car

Marcus Esparza was not a car thief, those who knew and loved the 17-year-old said at a vigil Wednesday evening at the spot he died. Early last Friday morning, the teen crashed on Prescott Road just south of Mount Vernon Drive after being shot. He was ejected from the stolen car during the crash and suffered major injuries.

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Old rivals Modesto JC, Merced meet in scrimmage

Modesto Junior College football coach Rusty Stivers talks about the Pirates' scrimmage against old rival Merced College on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Don Odishoo Field at Stadium '76 in Merced, Calif. (jcortez@modbee.com)
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Old rivals Modesto JC, Merced meet in scrimmage 1:31

Old rivals Modesto JC, Merced meet in scrimmage

Red Shield pool celebration 2:00

Red Shield pool celebration

Vigil for slain Modesto teen 1:25

Vigil for slain Modesto teen

What it takes to be great: Ceres' Chris Lubinsky 1:10

What it takes to be great: Ceres' Chris Lubinsky