Stockton detectives looking for information in wrong place, wrong time slaying

Stockton police detectives believe a 21-year-old man shot dead a week ago Monday night was an innocent bystander.

Francisco Martinez was shot in the area of E. 8th and Scribner streets at about 7:30 p.m. on March 10. Police department spokesperson Officer Joe Silva said Martinez was transported to a a local hospital but did not survive his injuries.

Investigators think Martinez was not the intended target and was the victim of a stray bullet hitting him. Police released cellphone video that recorded audio of the gunshots.

Investigators are seeking help with this case. Callers can contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.


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