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Suspect in Merced County Deputy Involved Shooting Identified

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DOS PALOS – The Merced County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect involved in a deputy involved shooting that occurred early Sunday morning.

Authorities say a call was received from a woman stating the male suspect was inside her home trying to stab her and her three children.

That suspect was identified as 27 year old Manuel Castro from Dos Palos.

According to authorities Castro was pacing in the hallway with kitchen knives in each hand. He also had his girlfriend and three children trapped in a bedroom.

After deputies made several attempts to negotiate with Castro, he picked up a third knife, continuing threats toward his girlfriend and three children.

45 minutes after negotiating with Castro, he refused to let the children out. Authorities say after counting down from five to one, Castro walked toward a corner where his girlfriend and three kids were hiding still holding the knives.

Fearing for the safety of the woman and children, deputies shot Castro.

After the shooting police made entry into the house and were able to safely get the girlfriend and children out.

Deputies also began life saving measures on Castro but he later died at the scene.

Authorities are working to assist the woman and children with counseling and housing.

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Gateway Court Shooting Investigated

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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.

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Update: Stockton Shooting Suspect Arrested

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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.

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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.

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Police Investigate Rooftop Party Shooting

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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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