STOCKTON – D Angelo Webb, the 24 year old man wanted in a recent Amber Alert case in San Joaquin County, is now the suspect in the murder of the child’s mother.
Authorities with the Sheriff’s Office in San Joaquin County said the body of 24 year old Brandi Hornsby was found in a home on the 3900 block of East Fremont Street in Stockton. The area is east of Highway 99 just outside the city.
Authorities said Webb and Hornsby were in a dating relationship and had a 6 week old child together named Ggiana. Hornsby’s mother went to the address to check up on Brandi and was attacked by Webb. She suffered critical stabbing injuries and was taken to a hospital. Her condition has improved and was listed as stable Wednesday, according to officials.
Webb fled prior to deputies arriving at the scene with Ggiana, triggering an Amber Alert. The child was later dropped off at a relative’s house unharmed.
Webb is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Authorities say he is wanted for murder and attempted murder and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Webb is believed to be in a silver 2015 Chevrolet Equinox with California license plate 7KBE022.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of D Angelo Webb is asked to not to contact him and call 911 immediately.
Teen Suffers Head Wound in Highway Shooting, Suspects Arrested
STOCKTON – Investigators with the California Highway Patrol arrested a man suspected of being involved in a shooting that wounded a teen Monday afternoon.
The incident happened shortly after 3:00pm near the area of Highway 99 and Kettleman Lane in Lodi. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a Nissan Altima fired a gun several times at the victim vehicle, striking a teenage passenger in the head. The driver of the victim vehicle drove the teen to Lodi Memorial Hospital for care. Valley Division CHP Investigators responded to work the case.
Moses Mercado, a 21 year old resident of Lodi, was identified as a suspect during the course of the investigation. Investigators located and arrested Mercado after a brief pursuit in South Stockton that ended on South California near Worth Street. A passenger of the Nissan Altima, 21 year old Bella Villanueva of Ripon, was also arrested. Villanueva faces charges of aiding and abetting, conspiracy, and concealing evidence.
Mercado was charged with attempted murder, carrying a loaded firearm with a previous felony conviction, being a felon in possession of a firearm, conspiracy to commit a crime, being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, and shooting at an inhabited vehicle. He is in custody without bail and due in court on June 30th at 1:30pm.
A third suspect, 29 year old Edgar Hernandez of Stockton, was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded unregistered firearm concealed in a vehicle.
“We want to assure the public that these acts of violence are not random, but are often targeted attacks between parties that know each other,” said Commander Mel Hutsell of the Stockton CHP Office. “We take these types of incidents very seriously and are committed to ensuring public safety.”
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact CHP Investigations at (916) 731-6300.
Brush Fire Fills Skies with Smoke
SALIDA – A brush fire in the north end of Stanislaus County filled the skies over Modesto and neighboring communities with smoke Monday and Tuesday.
The fire was reported in San Joaquin County initially, but jumped the Stanislaus River late Monday afternoon. The fire burned in heavy brush along the river near the 10100 block of Beckwith Road.
Early indications suggest the fire to have burned 150-200 acres, however at time of publication an exact measurement was not available.
Airport Neighborhood Shooting Investigated
MODESTO – One person was rushed to a hospital after a report of a person shot Monday Afternoon.
The incident happened shortly after 1:30pm near the intersection of Kerr Avenue and Tenaya Drive. An ambulance left with one person and a sheriff deputy following close behind.
The area was closed off with crime scene tape as deputies examined the scene. Evidence technicians and investigators responded as well.
No further details were available at time of publication.
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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