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Jury convicts Lodi man of second-degree murder for 2021 fatal shooting

LODI (CBS SF/BCN) –  A jury found a 25-year-old Lodi man guilty of second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred in 2021 in Lodi, the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Alejandro Duran Mercado was found guilty of the shooting death of 29-year-old Cenobio "Nick" Gallegos on Feb. 26, 2021.Police said officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East Pine Street at 3:06 p.m. the day of the shooting. Gallegos was found at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said detectives were notified at about...
LODI, CA
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Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on Pacific Avenue in Stockton

The Stockton Police Department recently reported a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Douglas Road and Pacific Avenue. The incident occurred on Sunday, January 29, 2023, shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to Stockton PD. Details on the Fatal Hit-and-Run on Pacific Avenue in Stockton. A preliminary release by Stockton PD revealed...
STOCKTON, CA
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Community groups call for updated use-of-force policies after Tracy teen shot by officer

Following the police shooting that injured a 17-year-old teen in the Tracy area of San Joaquin County, organizations are showing support for the teen and his family. This comes after body camera footage from last week's shooting was released on Wednesday. The video shows the teen getting into a fight with his adult brother and eventually approaching — knife in hand — both the brother and a Tracy Police Department officer before that officer shot him twice.
TRACY, CA
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Tracy police release video where officer shot 17-year-old teen

TRACY, Calif. — Days after a 17-year-old was hospitalized after he was shot by officers, the Tracy Police Department in San Joaquin County released body-worn camera footage of the shooting and the moments leading up to it. Police said the teen was armed with a knife and chasing after...
TRACY, CA

San Joaquin County correctional officer arrested

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a correctional officer, Wednesday. In a brief release posted to Facebook, the sheriff’s office says the unnamed officer’s charges include possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and illegal possession of an assault weapon.
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Community urges de-escalation after Tracy police shoot 17-year-old Afghan boy

TRACY, Calif. - The recent shooting by a Tracy police officer of a teenager armed with a knife was denounced Wednesday by supporters and representatives of the boy's family. The 17-year-old boy, a recent immigrant from Afghanistan, is recovering in a hospital and was in stable condition on Wednesday, according to representatives who spoke on behalf of the family.
TRACY, CA
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Peer power: How a Black student group helps youth thrive

Black students face ever-increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicide. But one group of young people in California is working hard to reverse that – one personal connection at a time. Bennie Williams was one of only a handful of Black students at his high school in Stockton. This...
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Where to take kids to see snow near Stockton after monster snowfall California received

In the last four weeks, huge storms have blanketed the Sierra mountain range with several feet of new snow, allowing the closest ski areas to San Joaquin County, Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley, to open with monster snowpacks. Each are closer than other options in the Lake Tahoe area. They are family-friendly destinations, less-expensive than other Sierra resorts and don’t require summiting a mountain pass to reach them.
STOCKTON, CA

Getting Answers: Was non-lethal force possible in Tracy shooting of armed teen?

TRACY -- One day after the Tracy Police Department released bodycam footage of an officer shooting an armed teenager, the use of force remains a topic of conversation in the community. On Tuesday, Civil Rights activists and Muslim American advocacy groups held a press conference in Tracy calling for police reform at the department and better training on de-escalation. CBS13 reached out to John McGinness, a retired Sacramento County sheriff and expert in law enforcement tactics, to watch the video and weigh in on one of the biggest questions: could non-lethal force, like a taser, have been used? Watch the videos here, as provided...
TRACY, CA