Murders of 5 Men in California Are Connected Police Say: In connection with five deadly shootings that have occurred since July in Stockton, California, and that detectives suspect are connected, rewards totaling $85,000 have been offered, according to the police.
Police have identified a “person of interest” in the killings after examining surveillance footage, Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden announced on the department’s Facebook page on Saturday. Police published a blurry still photograph of a man or woman wearing a black cap and all-black clothing who was being videotaped from behind.
The most recent murder happened just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday when a 54-year-old man was shot in a neighborhood to the north of the city center, according to McFadden. Police said he was the fifth man fatally shot since July 8 within a radius of a few square miles.
Detectives believe all five homicides are related “based on our investigation and the reports we are receiving,” McFadden said. The victims, who were killed in the evening or early morning in the 320,000-person city approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of the state capital, Sacramento, were each strolling alone, according to police.
The ages of the victims range from 21 to 54. Four of the men were Hispanic and one was white, McFadden said. We are dedicated to defending our neighborhood and resolving these matters with the help of all available resources, including YOU. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW! Call us right once if you have any information about these investigations.
On #NationalDayOfRemembranceForMurderVictims we honor the memories of all those innocent lives we tragically lost to a homicide. #LASD understands the impact the murder of a loved one can have on families & their communities, and we extend our support.https://t.co/8X6vBO9Yw0 pic.twitter.com/eQgaWO3UHh
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Please keep in mind that the families of our victims are in need of comfort. Say anything if you know something, the chief urged on Facebook. Stockton Crime Stoppers added $10,000 to the city of Stockton’s reward of $75,000 for information. 2022 The Associated Press Copyright. Toutes droits réservés. This content cannot be written over, aired, published, or transmitted again.