Oakdale

Argument at Oakdale apartment leads to fatal shooting

William Usilton, suspect in fatal shooting in Oakdale on Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2019
William Usilton, suspect in fatal shooting in Oakdale on Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2019 Oakdale Police Department

A 25-year-old man was fatally shot during an argument at an Oakdale apartment complex early Sunday. A 27-year-old, William Usilton III, has been arrested on suspicion of committing the crime, police said in a news release.

A call reporting the shooting at the Bonnie Villa Apartments, 333 Poplar St., was made to Oakdale Police Department dispatch just before 2:30 a.m. Police and paramedics responded, and found the victim with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Usilton was found still in the apartment where the shooting occurred, police said, and was identified by witnesses as the shooter. The gun was recovered.

Police have not released the name of the victim, pending notification of family.

Usilton was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center in Modesto on a charge of homicide. The online booking log shows he is being held without bail.

According to his Facebook profile, Usilton attended Davis High School in Modesto and served in the Army infantry.

Deke has been an editor and reporter with The Modesto Bee since 1995. He currently does breaking-news, education and human-interest reporting. A Beyer High grad, he studied geology and journalism at UC Davis and CSU Sacramento.

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