STOCKTON, Calif. — A Stockton man,36, died Monday after he was shot in his backyard, marking the city's first homicide of 2020, police officials confirmed. 

According to the Stockton Police Department, the 36-year-old victim, Ricardo Aguilar, confronted three men who tried to get into his backyard on East Seventh Street. The victim's wife heard one gunshot and called the police.

Aguilar's wife later found him shot in the backyard when she went to check on him.

Aguilar was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, police said. 

The Stockton Police Department is asking that if you have information regarding this case to call Cime Stoppers (209)946-0600. Crime Stoppers pays up to $10,000.     

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