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Court Date Set In Motel Shooting

Suspects in an October shooting at the Motel 6 in Oakdale are due in court Thursday, March 4 to face charges.

Oakdale Police last week reported the arrest of Amanda Cummings and Stephen DeLaTorre, both of Stockton, who were taken into custody by separate agencies. They were identified as the suspects in an Oct. 23 early morning shooting at the Motel 6, 825 E. F St., Oakdale. The victim said he chased the female suspect after she stole money from him; he was shot and the male suspect was the driver of the getaway car in the incident. The victim had non-life threatening injuries.

Cummings, 29, was initially booked on attempted murder, robbery, conspiracy and prostitution and is also facing counts of theft. DeLaTorre, 30, was booked on charges of pandering and conspiracy.

An extensive search following the initial shooting led investigators to the internet and social media accounts related to suspected human trafficking activities. Ultimately, detectives identified Cummings as the shooter and DeLaTorre as her accomplice. Authorities said DeLaTorre brought her to the Motel 6 and facilitated her getaway.

Warrants were then issued for the arrest of both suspects.

According to Oakdale Police, DeLaTorre was arrested during a traffic stop Thursday night, Feb. 25 by Stockton Unified School Police and Cummings was arrested early Friday morning, Feb. 26 at a hotel in Stockton by Stockton Police.

Both were booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center and are scheduled to answer the charges in court on March 4.

Anyone with any additional information related to the case is asked to contact Oakdale Police Detective Chelsie Stilwell at (209) 847-2231 or call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.