Crime

UPDATE: Modesto police identify victim in La Loma neighborhood homicide

Modesto police identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the La Loma neighborhood Friday as 29-year-old James Seth Brackett.

The shooting occurred at Brackett’s home at 207 Rosina Ave., north of Miller Avenue, just before 8 a.m. A neighbor heard the shots and called 911, said Modesto Police Department Sgt. Kalani Souza.

Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the call, entered the home and found Brackett suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a press release from the department.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The department’s Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

Souza said Friday afternoon that detectives did not have any information regarding suspects.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Martin at 209-342-6116. Or, you may remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 209-541-4636 or text 274637 and type “TIP704” along with your message.

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