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Deputies look for man involved in Modesto shooting

MODESTO, Calif.  - Deputies search for a suspect involved in a shooting that left one man injured after an attempted robbery on Saturday morning.

According to Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Anthony Bejaran, a 47-year-old man was shot after the suspect attempted to rob him near Figaro and Colorado avenues around 11 a.m.  

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5'7'', weighing 120 to 150 pounds, with dark hair and a goatee; he was last seen wearing all black clothes.

The victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Bejaran said.

Self-defense possible motive behind shooting death of husband

MODESTO, Calif. - Self-defense might have been the motive behind why a woman shot and killed her husband Friday evening, Modesto police said.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. at a home on the 400 block of Boone Way, in West Modesto, Lt. Rick Armendariz said.

The wife called 911 to report the shooting. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 64-year-old man inside the home with a life-threatening gunshot wound; he was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

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The woman told police she shot her husband after he assaulted her, Armendariz said.

Five children, ages 4 to 14, were home at the time of the shooting. The children were placed in the custody of Stanislaus County Child Protective Services.

Modesto police: Woman shoots, kills husband

MODESTO, Calif. - A man has died after being shot, allegedly by his wife, Modesto police said.

Lt. Craig Gundlach said the shooting happened on the 400 block of Boone Way around 6:10 p.m.

Initial information about the shooting suggests that the wife shot her husband during an argument at the home, Gundlach said.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment for life-threatening wounds where he later died.

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More than two children were at the home at the time of the shooting. One of the children with a diabetic condition suffered a medical condition and was transported via ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

2 arrested in Craigslist armed robbery in Ceres

CERES, CA - Two men were taken into custody Thursday in connection with the armed robbery of a Ceres man who answered a Craigslist ad to buy a car.

The robbery took place Wednesday about 6 p.m. At Walnut and Central Avenue, said Carissa Higginbotham, spokeswoman for the Ceres Police Department. The buyer wasn't hurt but his wallet, cash and stereo equipment were taken.

Thursday, officers conducted a traffic stop at Service and Mitchell on the suspected robbers' vehicle. Jesus Diaz Jr., 32 of Ceres was in the vehicle. Officers also located another vehicle in the area and Noah De La Rosa, 19, of Modesto was in that car. Both men were detained for questioning in the robbery case.

Higginbotham said officers found Ecstasy pills from Del La Rosa.

Woman arrested in N.C. in connection with Modesto slayings

MODESTO, CA - A woman suspected of being connected with a triple homicide in Modesto on March 3 was arrested in Greenville, North Carolina Wednesday.

According to Officer Scott Nelson with the Modesto Police Department, Abbygail Castillo was wanted for harboring or concealing a felon following the murder of 19-year-old Alyxandra Tellez, 31-year-old Edward Joseph Reinig, and 16-year-old David Siebels at a home on the 700 block of N. McClure Road. An 18-year-old girl who hid in the home during the incident, was able to call 911 to report the incident.

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Castillo turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department on Wednesday after receiving pressure from friends and family to do so, said Nelson.

3rd man captured in Modesto shooting killing 15 year old

MODESTO, CA - Modesto police announced with the aid of U.S. Marshals they located and arrested 31-year-old Jeremy Anthony Romero for an Oct. 14 shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded a 23-year-old man.

Romero was apprehended at a relative's home in San Lorenzo without incident Tuesday, said Lt. Rick Armendariz.

Romero and previously arrested suspects Santos Joseph Garcia, 25, and Brian Storment, 18, face one count of murder and one count of attempted murder in the walk-up shooting on Conant Avenue.

The suspects are all from Modesto.

Detectives have not released the name of the teen who was killed nor a motive for the shootings.

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Stanislaus Co. inmates set fires to get released by Christmas

STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. - On Saturday fire crews had to put out a fire in an Honor Farm barracks; on Monday, fire crews were back at the same place.

Inmates told the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department they set the fires because they think it will get them released sooner, in time for Christmas. Sheriff Adam Christianson blames the ill-conceived plan on prison realignment: the state's plan to house non-violent, non-serious offenders in county jails, instead of state prisons.

"We can't violate a court-ordered federal consent decree that caps our population based on facility capacity," Christianson said. "It results in early release and the inmates know it. And they have it in their mind that if they burn down a barracks, we'll suddenly trigger the release of 100-plus inmates."