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Tracy Homicide Suspect Tied to White Supremacy

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STOCKTON – Jeremy Wayne Jones, the defendant in the Tracy Chevron homicide who is facing charges in the killing of 30-year-old Justin Peoples, has indications of ties to white supremacist groups, officials said Friday.

Tattoos on Jones’ arms read the words “white pride,” while another tattoo displays a swastika behind a winged skeleton.

Tracy Police Chief Sekou Millington described the attack on Peoples as heinous and unprovoked. The interaction between the two parties was very brief, he said. Peoples was found suffering from multiple stab wounds and shot. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died.

Millington said detectives were able to identify Jones and the getaway vehicle during the investigation. When asked to elaborate on what led to the filing of hate crime charges, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar declined to provide specific details, however said that she wouldn’t have charged the crime unless she had evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this was hate-based.

“It is clear by the actions of the defendants,” she said. “It is on video because it is at a convenience store, so we do have that information. Based on what we observed, based on the past history of the involved parties we believe we can make this a special circumstance of a hate crime.”

Verber Salazar went on to comment that Jones’ tattoos are commonly associated with white supremacist groups, particularly in the prison system.

Peoples’ aunt said he walked into a convenience store and was gunned down because of the color of his skin.

“Today is the day we fight for justice for Justin,” she said shortly after the court hearing.

Documents filed in San Joaquin County Superior Court indicate that Christina Garner of Manteca was the shooter in the case. Jones is said to have used a knife during the attack, according to the complaint. He was recently released from prison on March 1st.

A third defendant, Christopher Dimenco, was charged as an accessory in the case. All were held without bail and expected to return to court on April 4th.

Carlos Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist specializing in public safety and natural disasters. His passion for local news stems from a deep commitment to his community, with a selfless mission to inform the citizens of the valley. As he worked on assignment for 19 days at the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, he spent most of his time helping survivors contact their loved ones to let them know they were ok. Carlos is a veteran of Univision, FOX, and Telemundo TV stations and a native of Modesto, California.

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Shooting Injures Two Men in Stockton

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Police close off a roadway where two men were found shot.

STOCKTON – Two men were taken to a hospital after suffering injuries in a shooting Sunday night.

At about 10:18pm officers were called to the area Cemetery Lane and Harding Street for a report of two men shot. Both victims were taken to a local hospital and are expected to survive their injuries.

A short time later a crime scene was located near the area of 10th and Ophir Streets. There was no suspect information available at time of publication.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Man Dies From Gunshot Wounds, Police Investigate

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Police officers investigate a shooting on Dijon Street on May 12th 2024.

STOCKTON – A 39 year old man died of his injuries from a shooting on Mother’s Day, police reported Friday.

The shooting happened May 12th at about 9:40pm. Officers responded to a report of a person shot on the 2000 block of Dijon Street. Arriving officers found the victim and began providing aid until medics transported him to a hospital for care.

On Thursday May 16th, investigators were notified that the victim died. No releasable suspect information or a motive was available Friday.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Police Shooting Investigated in West Modesto

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MODESTO – An officer involved shooting closed down a shopping center near a busy intersection early Tuesday morning.

The incident happened shortly before 1:00am near the intersection of South Martin Luther King Drive and Paradise Road. A police press release stated the shooting occurred when police encountered an armed person during a traffic stop. The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound and was expected to survive. A firearm was recovered at the scene, and no officers were injured.

South Martin Luther King Drive was closed to traffic near the area where the shooting happened. The shooting appeared to have happened in a parking lot just east of the roadway near a Jack in the Box restaurant. A white car was examined by investigators in the parking lot, with police cars behind it.

The area was cleared and re-opened shortly before 9:00am.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Modesto Police or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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