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Shooting Suspect Apprehended After Standoff

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MODESTO – A suspect who police said opened fire on officers Tuesday afternoon was apprehended after a standoff at an apartment complex.

The incident began at about 3:30pm when officers with the Modesto Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Roselle Avenue and Lincoln Oak Drive. The driver fled, but officers decided against pursuing the vehicle.

Police officers located the vehicle a short time later near the 2800 block of Floyd Avenue. As officers attempted to approach to make contact they were fired on from an apartment. As the incident progressed, the suspect barricaded himself inside a home.

Additional agencies responded to assist including the Ceres Police Department, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol. Several armored vehicles were utilized to surround the home, and neighbors were evacuated to a safe distance.

Several rounds of weapons fire could be heard coming from the residence where the suspect was barricaded. Officers closed area roadways to keep people away as negotiators worked to reason with the shooter.

At one point gas was deployed into the home, and the suspect surrendered shortly after. By about 7:00pm, the suspect was being loaded into an ambulance to be medically cleared.

An investigation into the incident was launched involving both the Modesto Police Department and Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

No officers or civilians were injured during the incident.

Gaby Muro is a journalist specializing in local issues and breaking news. She holds two degrees from San Joaquin Delta College. In 2018, she was considered one of the top 40 journalism students in the United States and received a scholarship to cover international conflict news near the Israeli-Syrian Border for 10 Days. Some of her work as a student has been submitted to the Student Emmy Awards. She was crowned the 2019 Miss Merced County title holder through the Miss America Organization and competed for the title of Miss California, advocating for epilepsy awareness. She has been featured on Investigation Discovery, profiling local homicide cases. Gaby is a native of Stockton, California.

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Robbery Suspect Arrested in Lodi

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LODI – Lodi Police said a suspect wanted for an armed robbery that occurred January 9th in a Walmart parking lot was arrested.

According to police, 26-year-old Troy Rose was identified by detectives as the suspect in the robbery.

After arrest and search warrants for his apartment were issued, Rose left the area as detectives were waiting to arrest him and a perimeter in the area was established.

Authorities said Rose was found hiding in a backyard of a nearby home and was taken into custody.

During the search in Rose’s apartment several illegally obtained firearms, ammunition, body armor, and jewelry from the robbery were found.

Rose was booked on several charges including robbery, resisting arrest, and multiple weapons violations.

Troy Rose. Photo: Lodi Police Department

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Stockton Police Investigate Homicide

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STOCKTON – Police investigated a homicide Thursday evening after a man arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Authorities said at around 5:36 pm officers responded to the area of Seventh Street and Nightingale Avenue after a report of gunshots fired.

Arriving officers were able to locate a crime scene. It was the discovered that a 28-year-old shooting victim was privately transported from the area and arrived at an area hospital.

Police said the victim later died at the hospital and at the time of publication there was no motive or suspect information available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police non-emergency number at (209) 937-8377 or the Investigations Division at (209) 937-8323.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.

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Ceres Shooting Case Becomes Homicide

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CERES – A double shooting from Monday is now being investigated as a homicide after one victim died from his injuries.

The shooting happened on Malik Avenue near Strawberry Fields Park shortly before 9:00pm Monday.

At the time of the shooting, an official at the scene said one victim was struck in the elbow, the other victim was in surgery.

Ceres Police says investigators were notified January 15th that one of the shooting victims identified as 18-year-old Miguel Peña from Ceres died from his injuries.

Police said investigators are following up on several leads but ask that anyone living in the area who may have surveillance video from that day to contact Detective Jon Vera at (209) 538-5730.

No suspect information was released at the time of publication but anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Brian Petersen at (209) 538-5627. If callers wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 or 1-866-602-7463.

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