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.
Investigators Seek Help in Homicide Case
STOCKTON – Homicide detectives with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office are looking for help in a homicide case that occurred near the 4100 block of East Fremont Street on October 17th, 2020.
Investigators say on October 17th, 25-year-old Alvaro Morales-Yac was shot and killed while inside his vehicle at a gas station.
Detectives say the male suspect appears to be heavyset, with a goatee and Hispanic. They believe the suspect is in his 30’s. The suspect was driving a light metallic sedan at the time of the homicide. Investigators believe the car is a 2017 or 2018 Hyundai Elantra.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Wait at (209) 373-9057.
Fatal Shooting Investigated on Bystrum Road
MODESTO – Detectives investigated a shooting that claimed the life of one person Monday night.
The shooting happened shortly before 11:00pm on Bystrum Road near Lombardo Avenue. Deputies arrived to find a victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. That victim was transported to a hospital for care but later died.
Authorities did not have any available suspect information and said no arrests had been made. Investigators were seeking the victim’s family Tuesday for notification.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Update: Stockton Shooting Claims Teen’s Life
STOCKTON – A 17 year old boy died from injuries sustained during a shooting Monday morning.
Shortly after 11:30am, officers with the Stockton Police Department responded to a report of gunfire near the 900 block of North Madison Street. While investigating, the victim arrived at an area hospital.
Several blocks in the neighborhood were taped off as a crime scene. Officers used a drone to document evidence, and a surveillance truck was parked in the neighborhood as well.
The teen later died from his injuries. No motive or suspect information was available Monday evening.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
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