STOCKTON (CBS13) — Police say no officers were hurt after a shooting involving a suspect in Stockton near Sherwood Park on Tuesday afternoon.
The Modesto Police Department says their officers were following up on an investigation into the triple shooting that happened in their city Friday night that left two people dead.READ MORE: Stockton Gets Poor Ranking In New ‘Happiest Cities’ Study
Around noon Tuesday, officers were led to Stockton and encountered a suspect along the Robinhood Drive near Sherwood Park. Modesto police say the suspect was armed with a gun and an officer-involved shooting occurred after officers contacted him.
No officers were hurt, police say. Police say the suspect was transported to an area hospital but did not have an update on his condition Tuesday evening.
The Stockton Police Department, San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office and Department of Justice will conduct independent investigations of the shooting.
Neighbors in the area say they’re staying in their homes after the shooting. One neighbor who lives just around the corner from where the shooting happened pulled into his driveway to see multiple officers from different agencies jump out. He says he heard multiple rounds go off.READ MORE: Bernie Sanders Says ‘Extremist Republicans’ Are Behind Effort To Recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom
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“I didn’t know who it was because he came right up on me as I pulled in, and I looked in my mirror and I just saw a bunch of white puffs of smoke,” the man said.
The family of one of the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting in Modesto told CBS13 they are happy police have a suspect and are thanking all local agencies involved. The victim’s brother, Jim Wheeler, spoke to CBS13 on Saturday, remembering him as a strong man and a great father.
“He was a great guy. He’s got three kids,” Wheeler said. “He turned his life around. He was just a big teddy bear.”
That shooting happened in front of a home on Semple Street. It’s still not clear whether it was targeted.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Driver Who Hit And Killed Bicyclist In Turlock
Family says it’s still hard for them to digest this reality.