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Ceres Police Department
Tuesday September 16th, 2014 :: 10:24 a.m. PDT


Two Injured, Two Arrested for September 12 Shooting on Hackett Road

Ceres, CA - On September 11th 2014 at approximately 9 PM there was a shooting on Hackett Road near Central Avenue in Ceres that was witnessed by a Ceres Police Officer who was in the area. The officer attempted to stop the suspect vehicle and was led on a short chase before they pulled over and were detained for the shooting and other criminal violations.

Two male victims were transported to the hospital for medical treatment of their injuries, and it appears that both subjects will recover from their wounds. Ceres Police Department arrested the following Ceres residents for attempted murder and criminal conspiracy: 28 year old Estevan Lomeli (pictured right) and 19 year old Alejandro Gomez (pictured left). Lomeli was also charged with evading a peace officer. A third person of interest involved in the shooting is still outstanding. The shooting appears to be gang-related and stems from a prior altercation.

If anyone has any information on this case is encouraged to call Detective Bays at (209) 538-5729 or reach him via email:

Anonymous tips can also be reported to:

Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers
Phone number: 1-866-60-CRIME
Text Tips: “274637” TIP704 in the wording
Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward

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Ceres Police Department
2727 3rd St
Ceres, CA 95307

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-538-5712

Detective Ross Bays

Central Avenue & Hackett Road
Ceres, CA 95307

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