MODESTO (CBS13) — Modesto police have arrested a man for fatally shooting another man outside his tattoo shop.

Police arrested 36-year-old Jeremy Fennel for homicide Friday. Officers say Fennel walked outside of his business, Sin Cal Industries, to confront two people Friday afternoon.

Fennel reportedly got into an argument and then shot and killed 25-year-old Lawrence Walker. The other person in the argument was not shot.

Officers say after the shooting Fennel called the police, and was cooperating with the investigation.

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Another employee in the area says he heard the gunshot.

When he came outside, he says he saw the witness yelling while the shooter was on the phone with 911, saying, “You didn’t have to do that. Why did you do that?”

While police are trying to piece together what happened out here today, people who work in the area say they’re not entirely surprised. They say pretty much every day they see homeless people hanging out behind these businesses.

Comments (2)
  1. Eileen Kephart says:

    Because they’re homeless, it’s assumed they had something to to with this shooting? How ignorant can you be, Bee staff?! If the same thing was said by you about people of color, folks would be justifiably enraged. You just reinforced many peoples’ opinion of homeless people as disposable folks of little worth, about which derogatory things can be said with impunity. You should know better. Sad.

  2. Darren Junghans says:
    Really???the sin he committed killed my 25yr old cousin? I will pray for you Mr.Fennell May God forgive you

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