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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday May 29th, 2018 :: 09:04 p.m. PDT


Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation in Riverbank

Riverbank CA –Modesto CA – A multi-agency investigation is currently underway for an officer-involved shooting that occurred late this morning in the 7000 block Burneyville Road in the city of Riverbank.

At about 10:47 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of Riverbank responded to a 911 call in the 7000 block Burneyville Road in regards to an ex-tenant returning to a property he had been evicted from over a month ago. The property owner had confronted the suspect, 51-year old Armando Osuna, but Armando refused to leave.

Two deputies responded to the call and contacted Armando on the property of the residence. During the contact with the deputies, Armando became combative and struck one of the deputies with a metal pipe. One of the deputies fired at Armando, striking him in the upper torso. Deputies were able to detain Armando in handcuffs and request medical assistance.

Armando was transported to a Modesto hospital for medical care, but later succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

The one deputy who was struck with the pipe was also transported to the hospital. He was treated and released.

Three separate and independent investigations have been launched into this officer-involved shooting. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is conducting both a criminal and administrative investigation and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent review of the incident.

If you have any information on this investigation, please contact Detective Marissa Wyatt at 209-525-7091.

If you have any tips, you can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward


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250 Hackett Road
Modesto, CA 95358

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7000 Burneyville Rd
Riverbank, CA 95367

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