The Stockton Police Department have reason to believe five murders in recent months are connected to a single person of interest, and are offering a reward for info leading to their arrest. UPDATE: Reward up to $125,000!
As of 2022, the City of Stockton has investigated a total of 43 homicides. Five of these appear to be related, according to Stockton Police Investigators. All five were shooting-related homicides, and occurred late at night or early in the morning:
- July 8, 2022 at 12:31 AM, 35-year-old White man that occurred in the 5600 block of Kermit Lane.
- August 11, 2022 at 9:49 PM, 43-year-old Hispanic man that occurred in the 4900 block of West Lane.
- August 30, 2022 at 6:41 AM, 21-year-old Hispanic man in the 800 block E. Hammer Lane.
- September 21, 2022 at 4:27 AM, 52-year-old Hispanic man in the 4400 block of Manchester Avenue.
- September 27, 2022 at 1:53 AM, 54-year-old Hispanic man in the 900 block of Porter Avenue.
Click here to read the full post from Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden on Facebook.
After reviewing surveillance footage, Stockton Police Investigators believe they have identified a person of interest, as seen in the image below. They are offering a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this person of interest, and the Stockton Crime Fighters are offering another $10,000 reward for the same.
If you have any information regarding these homicides, call 209-937-8167. You can also email info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Video surveillance can be submitted to stocktonpdca.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/tips2022. Anonymous information can be submitted to Stockton Crime Stoppers at 209-946-0600 or stocktoncrimestoppers.org
Update: October 7, 2022
The Stockton Police Department have given an update and believe this investigation has a sixth homicide on the south-side of Stockton. The crime occurred earlier this year on April 16, 2022 around N. Union St. and E. Park St. The victim was a 46-year-old Black female.
Other organizations have contributed to the reward. It is now at $125,000 for information regarding the person of interest photographed above. A video of the same person of interest can be found here.