An 83-year-old man was gunned down in front of his Stockton home on Monday morning, according to police.
Police say Marcelino Urbina was shot and killed near the intersection of Church and Hunter streets as he walked home from a local hospital.
"We kept coming outside to to see if we could see him ... because we lock it at nighttime. And we didn't know," said Juanita Luna, Urbina's housemate at the boarding facility where they both lived.
Urbina does not have any family in Stockton, and friends say he spent his days working in the fields. Neighbors say he often picked up trash in the neighborhood.
"Real nice guy in the community, you know? And I'm real sorry that happened to him. You know? A quite person who wouldn't mingle with anybody," Neighbor Jose Davila said.
Police say Urbina was liked and respected and had no known enemies.
"I think he got caught in the crossfire. They are always shooting. They go drive by here and they're always shooting and stuff. And I just think he got caught. It's sad," Luna said.
Detectives are asking for help identifying the person responsible for the death of Urbina.
The Stockton Police Department is encouraging citizens to call if they have information pertaining to this investigation. Callers are asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.