Stockton Shooting Victim Identified


Bryant Howell (Source: Department of Motor Vehicles)


The man killed in an early Sunday morning shooting has been identified.

Officers arrived near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Lincoln Street just before 2:30 a.m. to find Bryant Lee Howell, 34, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Howell was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police say the shooting was not gang related.

Howell’s death marks Stockton’s first homicide of 2013. There were no homicides in the entire month of January, after a record-breaking 71-homicide 2012.