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Turlock Police Department, CA
Wednesday March 27th, 2019 :: 09:39 a.m. PDT


UPDATE: Wanted Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

On Friday, March 8, 2019, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Thomas McAbee and Luiz Martinez, a 21 year old male from Turlock, fired a gun at a victim in the 1400 block of South Avenue in Turlock. The motive for the shooting is believed to be due to the victim’s gang member status. Turlock Police Officers located and arrested Luiz Martinez for attempted murder on March 12, 2019. Thomas McAbee had an outstanding Ramey Warrant for attempted murder.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at approximately 5:18 p.m., Thomas McAbee, a 21 year old male from Ceres, was located and taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop conducted by Turlock Police Detectives.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Detective Paul Inderbitzen at (209) 668-5550 ext. 6751. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 ext. 6780 or email at, if you wish to remain anonymous.

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Crime and Community Information Analyst Deandra Wiley.

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Crime and Community Information Analyst Deandra Wiley
Turlock Police Department
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Turlock Police Department, CA
244 North Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380

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Non-emergencies: 209-668-5550

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