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Arrest Made in Mid-day Modesto Murder

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Mugshot: Justin Banks


Police say they have arrested a man wanted in connection to a broad daylight shooting of a man on Thursday.

Justin Anthony Banks, 28, was taken into custody around 11 a.m. Saturday as he was walking in the parking lot of a Turlock Walmart. Police have charged him on one count of murder.

Police believe he is responsible for a shooting along Maple Street in west Modesto back on Thursday afternoon. Neighbors reported hearing between 5 and 10 gunshots, with at least one bullet hitting a man in the head.

That man, Sir Jay Taylor, later died.

Investigators are still looking for information into this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.

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