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Ceres Police Department
Friday September 26th, 2014 :: 10:46 a.m. PDT


Third Arrest Made for September 11th Hackett Road Shooting That Left Two Injured

Ceres, CA - One September 23, 2014 at midnight, Ceres Police Officers received a tip that the person of interest that they were looking for related to the September 11th Hackett Road shooting was hiding out in an apartment at the 1900 block of Darrah Street in Ceres. Esteban Godoy, a 33 year old Modesto resident, was wanted for attempted murder and considered armed and dangerous.

At about 1:30 AM, a search warrant was served at one of the apartments with the assistance of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, Modesto Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Probation Department and the FBI. Godoy was located inside the apartment and was taken into custody without incident.

Esteban Godoy was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail for attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, shooting at a vehicle, and criminal conspiracy. At the time of the shooting, Godoy was on active Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) probation for petty theft with a prior and wanted for failing to report to his probation officer.

The victims are recovering from their injuries.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Detective Ross Bays: (209) 538-5729, 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

1900 Darrah St
Ceres, CA 95307

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