Police have “located a person of interest” who they think killed five men in Stockton, a city in Northern California. On Friday, Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden said that the investigation has been narrowed down to one person who is thought to be responsible for the deaths of the men between July 8 and September 27.
“These homicides occurred in the evening or early morning hours and our victims were alone,” McFadden said in a post on Facebook.
The deadly shooting incidents include that of a 35-year-old man at 12:31 a.m. on July 8, a 43-year-old man at 9:49 p.m. on Aug. 11, a 21-year-old man at 6:41 a.m. on Aug. 30, a 52-year-old man at 4:27 a.m. on Sept. 21 and a 54-year-old man at 1:53 a.m. on Sept. 27.
Even though the police haven’t officially named any of the men two of their family members have come forward with their names, according to ABC News. Jerry Lopez told KXTV that his brother, Lorenzo Lopez was just a person who was in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong situation.
BREAKING: Stockton Police Release Photo of “Person of Interest” in Stockton Serial Killer Case
Photo shared by SPD with statement, map of locations of related homicides throughout north Stockton.
4/5 victims were Mexican.
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“It’s hard to process that this has happened. I mean, me and my brother have been like twins. We were a year apart so we were pretty close,” he added.
Greta Bogrow, Paul Alexander Yaw’s mother told sources that he was killed on July 8 in the 5600 block of Kermit Lane.
“He was a good boy who grew into a good man with a big heart. He will always live on in our hearts. He was always there for you if you needed him,” the family said in a statement.
They added, “He was a son, brother, father, grandson, nephew and cousin. I still can’t believe he’s not coming back. I hope this helps to catch the person(s) responsible.”
In addition to the $10,000 reward from Crime Stoppers, the Stockton Police Department is offering a $75,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the investigation.
Stockton police have also set up a number for people to call if they have information. You can call (209) 937-8167 or send an email to email@example.com with information.
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