Stockton Police Investigating City’s Record-Tying 55th Homicide

STOCKTON (CBS13) – Stockton Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the parking lot of a business overnight. Her death is the 55th homicide in Stockton this year which ties the city’s record number of murders.

Police responded to the 500 block of Zephyr just before midnight for a report of a body.

When officers arrived, they found the body of a woman. Police believe the woman was intentionally hit and run over by a car.

The victim’s name has not been released. No arrests have been made.

The last time the city saw this many homicides in one year was in the 1990s.

  • Guest

    I have always known Stockton was bad but my gosh 55 murders? What is wrong with people?

    • I live here

      What’s wrong with these people?…Blacks and latinos, That’s the problem. wake up azzhole. duh

  • Glad I don't live there.

    And there is still over a month left in the year………… They will pass 60 easily.

  • gna

    Lets see a breakdown, I am curious how many are gang related.

    • gna

      The more I see the headline the more it looks like foot ball score comparison..

  • KP

    I’ll tell you why – because your Mayor, City Council and City Manager have cut your police force… You need to call them and demand that they do what they can to get these men and women back!.

  • Heliumlady

    The mayor and city council do not believe police officers in Stockton deserve fair wages so they hired a city manager who’s good at busting labor unions. The police had a contract until July of 2012. The city decided to declare a fiscal emergency, which isn’t valid because mismanagement is not an emergency. The city told officers the unemployment rate in the area was high so anyone would take their spot for alot less money. If the police did not like it, then they could leave.

    The city then imposed their will upon the officers hoping all or most of the top pay officers would leave, which many have or will be leaving. The city believes once one officer leaves, a new person could be hired within a few weeks. This is purely a business move on the city’s behalf. The city is going on the mayor’s campaign slogan “doing more with less.” I think this means the city either wants the police to do more work for less money or pay the officers less and try to hire more officers and give them less pay.

    Lateral police officers are not applying for Stockton and some that are applying have issues at their current place of employment. The local newspaper sides with the city and prints lopsided articles. The local paper was losing business and was considering moving out of Stockton at one point. The city took over the property next door and pretty much gave the newspaper an entire block for next to nothing to convince them to stay. So whenever an article is printed, the city always looks good because they pretty much own the newspaper.

    • William

      For the last six years (since I left the Army), I have been trying to obtain a career in law enforcement. Yet everywhere I turn there are layoffs, budget cuts and hiring freezes. The City of Stockton is right, there are many people out there like myself who possess a clean background, college education, real world experience and a willingness to happily step up to the job for a lot less then current wages.

  • drag

    Stockton sucked before that, too. And shorten your rants if you want anyone to read them!

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