Stockton police investigate fourth homicide in four days

Stockton residents say they're fed up with the city's recent violent crimes.

El Dorado Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Stockton were temporarily closed Wednesday as police investigated a homicide in the area. 

A call came into the Stockton Police Department around 4 p.m. that a man was shot while driving a car, according to a police spokesperson. The victim then crashed into a nearby radiator and muffler shop. He died at the scene. 

Police said there was also a passenger in the car who was uninjured.

No information about the suspect has been released at this time. 

Police said there has been a homicide in the city every day for the last four days. All of them are under investigation, and no suspects have been arrested in any of the cases.  

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs said the following in a statement:

"As your mayor is it my duty to make sure public safety is a priority for our community. With an increase in homicides over the past few days, I first want to extend my condolences to the friends and family members impacted by crime in our city. All life is sacred and even one homicide is one too many. I ant to assure you that our police chief, detectives and officers are working hard to combat crime in our community. Overall crime continues to trend downward, but we must remain vigilant. I'm exploring programs like Detroit's Project Greenlight and Richmond's Advance Peace to bolster our public safety efforts. This is the start of the summer which tends to be the busiest time of year for policing and criminal activity. I am calling upon the public to help keep our streets safe. Should you have any information or tip about a crime or an investigation you can reach out anonymously if you choose to do so by calling our Crime Stoppers hotline at 209-946-0600. Together we can all work to to take care of each other and make Stockton a safer place."

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