The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting death of a man near Westley.
Investigators say a volunteer firefighter was driving into work around 6 a.m. when he found the man’s body in the road, initially thinking he’d been the victim of a hit and run.
Deputies arrived a short time later and found the man had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Sheriff’s Detective David Hickman at (209) 525-7042.