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Man Accused of Shooting Brother-in-Law; Police Consider Him Armed and Dangerous

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TRACY —

A man allegedly shot his brother-in-law in the abdomen at a restaurant in Tracy on Tuesday, according to the Tracy Police Department.

(Courtesy: Tracy Police Dept.)

(Courtesy: Tracy Police Dept.)

Police say Lance Jett walked into Nations on Tracy Boulevard about 3:53 p.m. and allegedly shot his brother-in-law with a handgun.

According to police, Jett headed south on foot. He was last seen jumping fences in the area.

Jett is reportedly a paranoid schizophrenic and has recently been complaining that people are after him, according to police.

The reason for the shooting is unknown to the family.

Just before the shooting, Jett told his mother that he was going to “leave this world,” according to police.

The suspect was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweat pants and black shoes. He has tattoos above both eyebrows and circular tattoos on each cheek near the corner of his eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous and police say he should not be approached.

If you see Jett, you are encouraged to call 911 immediately.

Police say Jett is a transient in Stockton and has no ties to Tracy.

Anyone with information regarding Jett’s whereabouts is asked to please contact the Tracy Police Department at (209) 831-4847.