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Modesto Police Department
Sunday March 19th, 2017 :: 09:05 p.m. PDT
Advisory

UPDATE: Wednesday Evening Shooting Leaves One Dead

NEWS RELEASE
Release Date: March 19, 2017
Modesto Police Department
Media Relations Unit
Office of the Chief of Police
600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354
Author: Heather Graves

Modesto, CA – A suspect was arrested in connection with an assault that turned deadly in a northeast Modesto neighborhood.

At about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday evening, officers responded to Orchard Park Way, south of Floyd Avenue, on reports of an assault. When they arrived, they found 31-year-old David Reyes with a gunshot wound to his leg. Reyes was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

On Friday, 24-year-old Javier Carrillo of Modesto was arrested during the service of several search warrants throughout Stanislaus County. Carrillo was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for murder.

Today, search warrants were continued as detectives identified a second suspect, 20-year-old Alberto Delacruz, who may have been involved in the incident. Delacruz was not located during today’s search and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

As detectives continue to piece together the events that led to the shooting, the early information suggests that the victim and suspect(s) involved may have been familiar with each other.

Please note that this release is intended to be a brief update based on preliminary information. As we continue our investigation, we welcome any information that would help us better understand what took place. Anyone with information about the shooting or Delacruz's whereabouts is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

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Modesto Police Department
600 10th St
Modesto, CA 95354

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Heather Graves
Media Relations Unit
gravesh@modestopd.com
209-652-0514

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