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Ceres Police Department
Tuesday August 16th, 2016 :: 11:32 a.m. PDT


Murder Suspect Apprehended:

August 16, 2016
Ceres Police Department
Public Information Unit
Office of Chief Brent Smith
PIO Sgt. Jose Berber

Ceres, CA - On August 15, 2016, at 07:10 PM, Modesto Police Detectives witnessed Rigoberto Cisneros, 36 year old Empire resident, walking into a motel room at the Apex Motel, 2225 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto. Ceres Officers, the Ceres SWAT Team and Modesto Officers descended upon the area surrounding the complex. Neighboring rooms were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Several announcements through a public address system demanding Rigoberto Cisneros surrender went unanswered. A diversionary devise was deployed at the front door of the motel room. This caused Rigoberto Cisneros to exit the room peacefully. Rigoberto Cisneros was apprehended without incident. A handgun suspected to be the murder weapon was recovered. Rigoberto Cisneros was the only occupant in the room.

On August 13, 2016, Rigoberto Cisneros was identified as the responsible for shooting a Hispanic 27 year old man at the Latino’s Bar located in the 2100 block of Mitchell Rd. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives worked diligently following up on leads and tips from the public. This investigation is steadily unfolding. However, the motive to the shooting is still unclear. Detectives are encouraging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Carlos Quiroz at Ceres Police Department at (209) 538-5638.

More information may be released as it becomes available.

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Ceres Police Department
2727 3rd St
Ceres, CA 95307

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Sgt. Berber PIO

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