Turlock Murder Suspect Caught, Shooting May be Gang Related

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Mugshot: Ernesto Negrete


Police have taken into custody a man wanted for Saturday morning’s shooting that took one person’s life.

Ernesto Negrete, 20, was taken into custody after a traffic stop near N Olive Avenue and Wayside Drive earlier Sunday, police note. Authorities were able to identify him earlier in the day as the suspect.

The deadly shooting happened around 9:15 a.m. Saturday, with people reporting hearing shots fired near South and West avenues.

At the scene, authorities found 35-year-old David Hernandez suffering from gunshot wounds. Hernandez was taken to a nearby hospital, but later died of his injuries.

Police note that the shooting may be gang related. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Navarro at (209) 668-5550.

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