MODESTO (CBS13) — Police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man.

Modesto Police Detectives identified 30-year-old Mario Trevino Jr. of Salida as the suspect in the shooting death of his uncle, Ernest Trevino.

Ernest Trevino was shot around 7:30 p.m. on March 25 inside a residence on Glendale Avenue. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

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Trevino Jr. was arrested on March 26 on weapons charges after a traffic stop. He was already in custody at the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center when detectives identified him as a suspect in his uncle’s death. A homicide charge has been filed against Trevino Jr.

Detectives say the motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

Arrest made in March 25th shooting death of Ernest Trevino. UPDATE: On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, MPD Homicide Detectives developed information that identified 30-year-old Mario Trevino jr. of Salida as the suspect in the shooting death of 39-year-old Ernest Trevino, Mario’s uncle.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Grant at 209-342-9104 or Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.


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