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Officer Critically Injured After Suspect Opens Fire

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MODESTO – An officer with the Modesto Police Department was critically injured when a suspect opened fire late Saturday night.

At about 10:00pm an officer witnessed a reckless motorcyclist near West Orangeburg and Enslen Avenues. The rider fled as the officer tried to stop him. With assistance from the Stanislaus County Sheriff helicopter, the motorcyclist was located on the 3100 block of East Orangeburg Avenue.

Officers took the rider into custody as he exited a home and surrendered. He was found with drugs that police believed were for sale. Based on their discovery, officers obtained a search warrant for the house.

When officers began to search the home a man inside opened fire. One of the officers was injured, but they returned fire injuring the shooter.

Surrounding allied law enforcement agencies responded to the officer down call to assist.

Both the officer and suspect were transported to a hospital. The suspect was treated for minor injuries and released to authorities. He was expected to be charged with weapons violations and attempted murder of a police officer. The officer was listed in critical condition, but stable.

Orangeburg Avenue was closed between Lakewood Avenue and Albert Drive for the investigation.

Authorities said the investigation was ongoing and would release more information as it became available.

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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Police Investigate Reported Shooting

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MODESTO – Police responded to a report of a person shot Thursday near a busy intersection.

Shortly before noon officers were called to a report of a shooting near the intersection of McHenry and Orangeburg Avenues.

Early reports indicate one person was found injured near a bus stop. Arriving first responders attempted life saving measures.

The parking lot of the Pep Boys/Advance Auto Parts was closed off as a crime scene along with Orangeburg Avenue east of McHenry Avenue. By 12:30, investigators were arriving on scene.

One person may have been detained, a second person may have ran to a hospital for care. Stay tuned for further details.

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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Shooting Investigated in South Modesto

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MODESTO – Emergency personnel responded to a report of a person shot Saturday night near Imperial Avenue.

Shortly before 10:00pm emergency personnel responded to the 100 block of Imperial Avenue for a report of a person shot. Arriving deputies located one person who was shot in a pathway between Imperial and Glenn. Fire and medical crews also responded to the scene.

There was no confirmed suspect information available at time of publication, but it was believed the person responsible fled the area on foot.

The area was taped off by deputies.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Shooting Investigated on Pacific Avenue

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STOCKTON – Officers with the Stockton Police Department investigated a report of a person shot late Thursday morning near Sherwood Mall.

The shooting happened at about 10:45am in the mall’s parking lot. Early reports indicate at least one person was struck by gunfire. The area was taped off and surrounding roadways were closed to traffic.

An alert from San Joaquin Delta College read as follows:

“Mustang Alert!: Police Activity at Mall – Shooting across from Stockton campus at the mall. Suspects fled away from campus. Delta is safe. Avoid Pacific Avenue.”

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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