MODESTO – Authorities with the Modesto Police Department released body cam video on Wednesday detailing a double homicide and subsequent officer involved shooting days later with the suspect in the case.
The homicide happened on Friday, October 16th on the 200 block of Semple Street in Modesto. Shortly before 9:00pm officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting with multiple victims in front of a home. Two men and a woman were found suffering from gunshot wounds. They were rushed to a hospital, but unfortunately two of the victims died.
Investigators determined the suspect involved in the shooting acted alone, and initially targeted a nearby residence during the shooting. He was identified as David Cummings of Stockton.
Cummings had an extensive criminal history, with involvement in a 2011 shooting with multiple victims that became a homicide, according to the police department video. He also had prior charges including weapons violations, theft and robbery, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer. He had recently been released from a 64 month prison sentence.
The video stated the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on the 2011 homicide case.
The video continues with body worn camera perspectives of a takedown team that had tracked Cummings to Sherwood Park in Stockton. Investigators located the vehicle he used to flee the Modesto shooting. Detectives coordinated efforts to distract Cummings with a flash bang device and arrest him, however he fled out of a parked vehicle armed with the same weapon used in the Modesto double homicide.
“Show me your hands! Get on the ground!” Officers can be heard shouting at the suspect as he fled into the park. Shots were fired moments later causing Cummings to drop the handgun. Officers can be seen proving care to the suspect after the shooting.
Cummings was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. Authorities said he is expected to survive.
No officers were injured and there were no other injuries reported during the confrontation with Cummings. The shooting remains under investigation by the Stockton Police Department and San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.
Gateway Court Shooting Investigated
STOCKTON – Police investigated a shooting that wounded one person Monday night.
The shooting happened shortly before 10:15pm near the 100 block of Gateway Court just south of March Lane. One injured person was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Their condition was unknown at time of publication.
Gateway Court was closed off with crime scene tape. Officers at the scene searched the roadway for signs of evidence.
There was no motive or suspect information Monday night.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
Update: Stockton Shooting Suspect Arrested
STOCKTON – Police arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 27 year old man.
Officers with the Stockton Police Department responded to the shooting shortly after 9:30pm Sunday night at the Bella Vista building. The building sits at the corner of El Dorado Street and Weber Avenue.
Arriving officers found the victim who died at the scene despite life saving efforts. Detectives responded to take over the investigation.
Witnesses in the area reported hearing at least one gun shot and said there was a rooftop party happening at the location.
Monday afternoon, police announced the arrest of 27 year old Jesse Corral. He was apprehended by the Stockton Police Gang Violence Suppression Unit, AB109 Task Force and Federal Probation Officers from Modesto.
A flyer for an event at building highlighted three DJ’s with the event lasting from 4:30pm until 10:00pm. Bella Vista released a statement Monday regarding the incident.
“We are saddened by the tragic incident that occurred last night at an event hosted by Cali Fresh Promotions at Bella Vista Rooftop & Events. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim and his family.”
“The entire team at BellaVista Rooftop is cooperating with the Stockton Police Department. We have hosted thousands of people safely at the rooftop of the Hotel Stockton. It is a beautiful setting that should be enjoyed by all in the community. It is a shame one person would try to spoil this venue for an entire community. Our pledge is not to let this happen.”
“However, in light of last night’s incident, Motown Thursday, Latin Night Friday, and Sunday Rooftop Day Party will be suspended temporarily.”
Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact police or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
Police Investigate Rooftop Party Shooting
STOCKTON – Police responded to a report of a person shot at a rooftop party Sunday night.
Officers with the Stockton Police Department responded to the shooting shortly after 9:30pm at the Bella Vista building. The building sits at the corner of El Dorado Street and Weber Avenue.
Witnesses in the area reported hearing at least one gun shot. Early indications suggest officers were providing care to one victim. Their condition at time of publication was unavailable.
The area was closed off with crime scene tape. The intersection was flooded with police cars, fire engines and ambulance personnel.
No suspect information or motive was available Sunday night.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.
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