Stockton police investigating first 2 homicides of 2022

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Lights on a Stockton police vehicle flash in downtown Stockton.
Lights on a Stockton police vehicle flash in downtown Stockton.

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton saw its first homicides of 2022 on Sunday.

A 42-year-old man was found shot at 5:26 a.m. when officers responded to Funston Avenue and Bradford Street on a report of a person shot, police said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation. A motive or suspect information has not been determined at this time, police said.

Later Sunday, at 8:21 p.m., a 32-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were found suffering from gunshot wounds on the 2600 block of East Marsh Street, after a report of a person shot.

Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. The woman died from her injuries.

A motive and suspect information has not been determined, police said. Homicide detectives have taken over this investigation as well.

Stockton police investigated 39 homicides in 2021, a decrease of about 30% from 2020. There were 56 homicides investigated by the Stockton police in 2020.

The Stockton Police Department encourages the public to share any information regarding any of the two homicide cases with the Investigations Division at (209) 937-8323 or to contact the non-emergency number at (209) 937-8377. To remain anonymous, contact Stockton Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.

Record reporter Angelaydet Rocha covers breaking news. She can be reached at arocha@recordnet.com or on Twitter @AngelaydetRocha. Support local news, subscribe to The Stockton Record at recordnet.com/subscribenow.

This article originally appeared on The Record: Stockton's first homicides of 2022: 2 killed in separate shootings

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