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Shooting Tied To Earlier Assault
Oakdale police


Police are investigating an early morning Dec. 10 shooting they believe is a continuation of an earlier assault from Quik Stop Market.

At 1:29 a.m., Oakdale Police received a 911 call of shots fired in the 500 block of N. Fifth Avenue. Upon arrival, officers contacted the residents and learned that a Hispanic male in his late teens brandished a small caliber pistol at a woman who the suspect may have believed was affiliated with the Norteno criminal street gang.

The victim and her husband got into an argument with the suspect who was outside their home. When they went back inside, two gunshots were heard and police were called.

According to police, the suspect was not alone and all fled on foot. Witnesses later described a white late model Honda and a late model silver or tan Chevy extended cab pickup with after- market wheels rapidly leaving the area.

A search of the area found an unoccupied, parked pickup truck that was struck by one of the rounds. There were no reported injuries.

Police stated they believed the incident was related to an incident at Quik Stop that police responded to at 12:41 a.m. when the same suspect punched the same female victim in the face after confronting her and her husband there.

Witnesses believe the suspect’s name may be "Franky" or "Francisco" and is from Turlock.  The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 18-19 years old , 5' 1" , black hair  with a medium build, round face, bushy eyebrows, and a four-dot tattoo by his left eye last seen wearing a red shirt.

Anyone with information or leads regarding this case should contact Detective Bill Carter, Detective Aaron Beatty, or Sergeant Joe Carillo at  (209) 847-2231.