STOCKTON — An arrest has been made in connection with Saturday night’s shooting death on West Lane of 22-year-old Celina Victoria Ramirez of Lodi.
Ramirez was identified Monday morning as Stockton’s 15th homicide victim of 2018 by the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office.
Stockton police located a “person of interest” Sunday afternoon driving a vehicle about 10 miles south of the crime scene and pulled the vehicle over on Arch Airport Road at Qantas Lane.
The driver, later determined to be Alexes Daniel Corrales, 20, allegedly was in possession of a firearm he was prohibited from possessing and was arrested initially on suspicion of weapon charges, according to police.
Eight hours later, about 12:45 a.m. Monday, Corrales was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held without bail and is scheduled for arraignment in Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, jail records state.
Saturday about 11:05 p.m., Stockton police got a report of a person shot in a busy commercial corridor on the east side of West Lane between East Hammer Lane and Knickerbocker Drive. Responding officers found Ramirez on the sidewalk near Normandy Village. She was suffering from an unspecified gunshot wound.
When medics arrived, they declared Ramirez dead at the scene, police reported.
Police still are not releasing information on a possible motive or if there is any relationship between the victim and the suspect.
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