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Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Woman in Ceres

Carlos Rodriguez

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CERES – Police arrested a man on charges connected to the shooting death of a 29 year old woman Thursday night.

At about 9:17pm, police received a call regarding a person shot on the 3900 block of Suncrest Drive. The caller was a woman who had stated her husband’s friend had just shot a woman. Authorities also received another phone call indicating the woman may have shot herself.

Authorities at the scene said the suspect, identified as 29 year old Daniel Garcia, was staying at the residence where the shooting occurred. They believe the victim came over to visit at some point in the day.

Arriving officers found the victim down in the grass bleeding from at least one gunshot wound. They began lifesaving measures on the woman and performed CPR until medics arrived. Police officers searched the home to make sure there were no suspects inside and no one else was injured, escorting the occupants out of the house.

Garcia was detained as a person of interest after declining to cooperate with authorities. A small caliber handgun was later located near the victim in the grass.

Garcia was taken to the Ceres Police Department to be interviewed by detectives, and was later booked into the Stanislaus County Safety Center for homicide. Authorities say he and the victim have children together.

The victim was rushed to a hospital by ambulance where she died from her injuries. Her identity was not released by authorities Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Berlier at (209) 538-5616.

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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Fundraiser Established For Ceres Homicide Victim

Gaby Muro

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Photo: Peña Family

CERES – Authorities identified 18-year-old Miguel Peña of Ceres, known as Sebastián to his family, as the homicide victim from Monday.

Sebastián was a passenger of a vehicle with two other occupants on Malik Drive near Strawberry Fields Park Monday night, when another vehicle drove by and opened fire. Sebastián was struck several times, another occupant was struck in the arm.

Just two months before his death, Sebastián had lost his mother after a hard fought battle with cancer.

“Two months ago we suffered the great loss of my mother, who fought tirelessly with cancer and sadly lost the battle. Today my family is in mourning again after the loss of my younger brother Miguel Ángel Sebastián Peña,” said Fabiola Peña, one of Sebastián’s older sisters in a GoFundMe fundraiser.

Police say Sebastián underwent surgery but passed away a few days after the shooting. Peña says her family is left with enormous pain and emptiness.

“With heart in hand we ask you to help us with whatever you can; either financially or with your prayers. Family and friends, the Peña family. We need you more than ever.”

Anyone who would like to help the Peña family can do so by CLICKING HERE.

The Ceres Police Department is continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information or surveillance video 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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Two Arrested Near Shooting Scene in Stockton

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STOCKTON – Police arrested two men and recovered two firearms after responding to a shooting Friday night.

At about 8:17pm police responded to the 4000 block of Townehome Drive for a report of a person shot. Authorities said the victim, a 27 year old man, was walking in the area when he was shot.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non life threatening injuries.

Police officers responding to the area saw two men running and quickly detained them. Two firearms were located.

Arrested were 20 year old Malcolm Sorriano-Johnson and 34 year old Charles Norris for weapons charges.

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Robbery Suspect Arrested in Lodi

Gaby Muro

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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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