STOCKTON — A 20-year-old man was found shot Sunday afternoon on West Eighth Street in southwest Stockton. He died from his wounds later at an area hospital, police reported.
The victim was identified Monday as Robert Scott Pierce III of Stockton, according to the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office. On social media posts, he was known to friends and family as “Pookie.”
Pierce’s death was Sunday’s second homicide of the day for Stockton police detectives who, to date in 2016, have investigated 38 homicides.
The Coroner’s Office on Monday also identified Victor Manuel Ramirez-Urbano, 28, of Stockton as the man who died earlier Sunday in a hospital after being discovered shot about 2:30 a.m. on South Filbert Street south of the Crosstown Freeway. A 26-year-old woman was shot in that same incident, but her injuries were considered non-life-threatening. No information on motive or suspects has been released in that case.
About 4:50 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the scene on West Eighth between Erica Place and Laguna Circle on the report of a person shot. They found Pierce, who was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he died.
Twenty-four hours after the shooting, homicide detectives had not released any further information about the case, such as a motive or a suspect description, or where the shooting might have occurred.
Residents of the area reported hearing at least two short bursts of gunfire, up to six rounds, coming from several blocks east of where Pierce was located.
Police spokeswoman Rosie Calderon had no information about where the shooting might have occurred, saying it was too early in the investigation.
The department’s Neighborhood Impact Team will circulate throughout the surrounding neighborhoods in the next couple of days, providing written information on what to look for and how best to report crime, talking to residents and listening to their concerns.
Anyone with information about either homicide is asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000. Callers can remain anonymous.
Cellphone users can text information to 274637 (CRIMES) by entering the keyword “TIPSPD” followed by their tip. Internet users can visit the Police Department’s Facebook page and click “Submit a Tip.”
— Contact reporter Joe Goldeen at (209) 546-8278 or email@example.com. Follow him at recordnet.com/goldeenblog and on Twitter @JoeGoldeen.