Stockton Police Name Suspect in Minister’s Death

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Keith Denegal Jr

Photo of Keith Denegal Jr. courtesy Stockton Police Department

STOCKTON-

Stockton Police have named the suspect in last week’s shooting death of 23-year-old Jesus Mendoza.

Investigators say 17-year-old Keith Denegal Jr. fired the bullet that hit Mendoza, but believe Mendoza was not the intended target.

Denegal Jr.is believed to have been involved in a shootout May 6 on Main Street.

Mendoza leaves behind a wife and child.

Anyone with information about this case is 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.

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