Modesto, CA- Modesto Police have made two arrests in a recent double shooting, which left a 15-year-old teenager dead. Police are still looking for a third suspect who is believed to be considered armed and dangerous.
On Sunday, October 14th, at about 10:45 P.M., Modesto Police officers were called to the 2100 block of Conant Avenue in northwest Modesto for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they located a 15-year-old male shooting victim in the yard of a residence on Conant Avenue. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. A second shooting victim, a 23-year-old male, later showed up at a local hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was treated for his injuries and later released.
Investigators learned the two victims were standing in front of a residence in the
2100 block of Conant Avenue when they were approached by several male suspects. At least two of the suspects opened fire at the residence and at the two victims. Once the two victims were shot, the suspects ran from the scene.
Through investigation and tips from citizens, detectives learned the identity of the three suspects involved in the murder. Yesterday, investigators arrested 25-year-old Santos Joseph Garcia and 18-year-old Brian Storment, both from Modesto. Both Garcia and Storment were booked into the Stanislaus County Jail, each for one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.
A third suspect, 28-year-old Jeremy Anthony Romero of Modesto, is currently wanted for this homicide. Romero is believed to be on the run and considered armed and dangerous. Romero has several distinctive tattoos on his face, which police are hoping may aid them in locating this wanted murder suspect. Romero’s tattoos consist of the word “Cal” tattooed under his left eye, the word “Modesto” tattooed on his right jaw, the number “209” tattooed on the right side of his face, and a large five-point red star tattooed on the left side of his neck.
This remains an open investigation and although a motive has yet to be identified, police believe gang involvement by the suspects may have played a role in the shooting.