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Stockton man survives close-range shooting during confrontation

Stockton man survives close-range shooting during confrontation

STOCKTON, Calif. - A Stockton man is lucky to be alive Friday morning after another man shot at him during an argument Thursday night.

The man told Stockton police he arrived at his home on the 1900 block of Comstock Dr. around 7 p.m. when he was confronted by an Asian man in his late 40s to early 50s.

Lieutenant Josh Doberneck of the Stockton Police Dept. said the two men then got into an argument, during which time the Asian man withdrew a gun and fired, grazing the victim's forehead.

The suspected shooter then fled the scene in a blue or silver 1991-1994 GMC van, with an unknown license plate.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene and transported the gunshot victim to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooter was described as Asian man by the name of Rudy who had a a shaved head with long pony tail in the back. He was approximately 48 to 50 years old with a grey beard and mustache.

Stockton 'calls in' criminals for ceasefire

STOCKTON, CA - Fifteen young men, well-known to police for their criminal pasts, were "called in" Thursday night for a discussion. 

The meeting happened at Stockton's Civic Auditorium is the first major element of the Marshall Plan to be put to use. Ceasefire has been tried successfully before in Stockton in the late 90s; it involves presenting to men on parole and probation their options.

The meeting featured speakers who talked about help available to them and punishments they face. The help side included church leaders, job assistance, gang outreach workers, and prison transition experts. The prosecution side included the District Attorney's office, the U.S. Attorney's office, Probation and Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones.

The men were told they can take advantage of job and education programs in place; if they don't change, they can risk aggressive prosecution for their crimes.

Stockton gold chain robberies on the rise again

STOCKTON, CA -  In Stockton, police are once again receiving more reports of gold chain robberies.

STORY: Stockton police appeal for help solving gold chain robberies/safety tips

The latest victims were robbed not far from their own front door. Wan Ci's father was one of them when he came home from work Monday night.

"He parked the car here. Right as he opened the door, a man in a black ski mask and sweatshirt approached him and actually blocked the door and held a gun to him," said Ci.

The father, Uan Ci, called out to his family for help in his native Cantonese, because he didn't understand the robber's demands.

"The man told him, 'Shut up, shut up,' but my dad doesn't speak English, so he doesn't understand that," Wan Ci said.

Man dies at Stockton hospital after shooting

STOCKTON, Calif. - A man shot in Stockton succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital Monday night.

Officers responded to the 9400 block of Fox Creek Dr. at 8:51 p.m. following a report of a shooting and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Stockton police reports.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Police said detectives were dispatched to the scene and were continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Man killed in Stockton neighborhood shooting

STOCKTON, CA - A man is dead after being shot in a downtown Stockton neighborhood Saturday.

Stockton police responded to the 400 block of W. Flora Street around 11 a.m. to reports of a shooting.

At the scene, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound on the street. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Officer Joe Silva said.

"Officers were able to detain a possible shooter in regards to this shooting. On scene. And he was brought down to our detective annex," Silva said.

Neighbors said they heard screaming from a man standing at the corner of the street. Residents said he was yelling a barrage of expletives and other incoherent comments.

"I called the police and I said, 'there's a guy just going off, going crazy,' and the police said we'll get there when we can," neighbor Mary Granadoz said. "And in not even 5 minutes there were two shots."

Man shot in back while walking in Stockton

STOCKTON, CA - A man was shot and injured while walking down a downtown Stockton street Friday night.

The 37-year-old victim said he was near Lafayette and San Joaquin streets when he walked by three teenage boys, Stockton police said.

After he passed the teens, the victim heard three gunshots and then felt pain in his back.

The man then ran to the McDonald's at Center and Washington streets where he called police. The man was taken to a nearby hospital for two non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Police said officers were unable to find a crime scene. There was no description of the shooting suspects available.

U.S. Marshal's Task Force arrests 'Most Wanted' suspect in 2011 Stockton homicide

U.S. Marshal's Task Force arrests 'Most Wanted' suspect in 2011 Stockton homicide

STOCKTON, Calif. - A man on the U.S. Marshal's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list as a suspect in a Stockton homicide dating back to 2011, was located and arrested in Hayward on Thursday.

Vernal Shaw, 19, was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Rickey Maggard in the area of W. 8th Street an Port Trinity Cir. On Sept. 28, 2011.

The U.S. Marshal's office credited an anonymous tip for the location and apprehension of Shaw.

Shaw was transported and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

The arrest was the second capture of an individual on the Marshal's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list in Stockton. Alejandro Ruvalcaba, also wanted in connection with a shooting, was arrested on Wednesday after a standoff in Stockton.