Oakdale Double Homicide Suspect has ‘Military Background’
Police have identified the two victims found dead after Sunday’s late night shooting.
Able Calderon, 20, and Ruben Mora Jr., 15, were found near the Oakdale Market along East I Street, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Mora was pronounced dead at the scene, while Calderon was transported but later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police and Stanislaus County Sheriff’s originally responded to the scene around 9:05 p.m. after getting calls about shots fired. An investigation by both agencies was able to identify 25-year-old Oakdale resident Ryan Neal Mazzariello as the shooting suspect.
Mazzariello found a short time later an Oakdale residence and arrested. He is facing two counts of homicide.
Detectives are still piecing together what exactly led up to the shooting. What they have confirmed is that Mazzariello has a military background. The gun that Mazzariello used was recovered at the scene, but the make and model is not being released at this time.
Monday afternoon, dozens of people who knew the victims, or heard about the shooting gathered in a parking lot near the scene.
Officers were on hand as mourners got into the fight.