Turlock police have arrested three people and are looking for a fourth in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend.
Devenae Price, 24, of Ceres was arrested on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of Falane Jones on Saturday. The 37-year-old father was gunned down at an apartment complex next to Donnelly Park. He’d just arrived with his uncle to visit another relative when he was shot four times next to his car, said Turlock police Officer Steve Rodrigues.
Kelley Trezvant, 18, of Modesto and Deandranae Campbell, 19, of Livingston were also arrested for accessory to murder after the fact. A fourth suspect, 19-year-old Kevin Barnes, remains at large, wanted on suspicion of accessory to murder after the fact.
Rodrigues said Price is the suspected shooter, but he did not know the details of the others’ involvement. He said a charge of accessory means they either conceal a person or evidence or both.
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All four fled from a car following a brief pursuit by Alameda County sheriff’s deputies in San Leandro about 2 a.m. Tuesday, said Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson.
A perimeter was established and all but Barnes were captured. A firearm was recovered from the area, Nelson said.
“We don’t know for sure if that was the same gun used in our homicide at this point in the investigation,” Rodrigues said.
He said through interviews with the suspects, Alameda County deputies provided Turlock police with leads on the homicide.
Price and Trezvant are being held at the Alameda County jail awaiting extradition to Stanislaus County. Campbell was released from Alameda before she was charged with accessory but rearrested in Livingston and is being held in the Merced County jail, also awaiting extradition.
Falane Jones was a devoted single father to his 9-year-old daughter, family members said.
“He stayed out of trouble because he always thought about his daughter first because (she) was his life,” Jones’ mother Teresa Woody said. “He hung around positive people; he didn’t hang around thugs or knuckleheads or drug dealers.”
Rodrigues said detectives are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
Turlock police are asking for the public’s assistance on the whereabouts of Barnes. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911. Anyone with information on his whereabouts or additional information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective Tim Redd at 209-664-7325.