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Ceres Police Department
Wednesday December 30th, 2015 :: 02:33 p.m. PST

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Attempted Murder Suspect Caught:

NEWS RELEASE
December 30, 2015
Ceres Police Department
Public Information Unit
Office of Chief Brent Smith

Ceres, CA - On the afternoon of December 10, 2015, Ceres Police Responded to 1670 Mitchell Road (Walmart) for a possible shooting in the parking lot. Witnesses reported seeing a disturbance in the parking lot involving two vehicles and hearing one gunshot. As one of the involved vehicles attempted to flee the area, witnesses reported an unknown Asian male fired 3-5 shots at the fleeing vehicle and then fled the area in a Silver Honda. Both involved vehicles were gone from the area prior to the arrival of police.

Several minutes later, a vehicle matching the description of one of the suspected vehicles was involved in a traffic collision on Mitchell Road near Riverside Road. Ceres Police Officers responded to the scene and contacted the female driver and male passenger who were uninjured from the collision.

A subsequent investigation identified the occupants of the vehicle as being the victims of the shooting incident in the Walmart parking lot. The occupants were not injured from the gunfire but several rounds struck the vehicle.

The investigations lead to Vuthy Eang 25 being arrested at his home in Ceres, Ca. on December 29, 2015, for attempted murder. Eang reported that the shooting incident revolved around the sale of marijuana. The firearm believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered in the home of Eang. Eang is being held in Stanislaus County Jail on a 500,000 dollar bail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Ceres Police Department or Detective Bryan Ferreira at (209)538-5616.


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Ceres Police Department
2727 3rd St
Ceres, CA 95307

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Detective Ferreira
Ceres Police Department
bryan.ferreira@ci.ceres.ca.us
209-538-5616

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