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Man shot in back while walking in Stockton

STOCKTON, CA - A man was shot and injured while walking down a downtown Stockton street Friday night.

The 37-year-old victim said he was near Lafayette and San Joaquin streets when he walked by three teenage boys, Stockton police said.

After he passed the teens, the victim heard three gunshots and then felt pain in his back.

The man then ran to the McDonald's at Center and Washington streets where he called police. The man was taken to a nearby hospital for two non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Police said officers were unable to find a crime scene. There was no description of the shooting suspects available.

U.S. Marshal's Task Force arrests 'Most Wanted' suspect in 2011 Stockton homicide

U.S. Marshal's Task Force arrests 'Most Wanted' suspect in 2011 Stockton homicide

STOCKTON, Calif. - A man on the U.S. Marshal's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list as a suspect in a Stockton homicide dating back to 2011, was located and arrested in Hayward on Thursday.

Vernal Shaw, 19, was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Rickey Maggard in the area of W. 8th Street an Port Trinity Cir. On Sept. 28, 2011.

The U.S. Marshal's office credited an anonymous tip for the location and apprehension of Shaw.

Shaw was transported and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

The arrest was the second capture of an individual on the Marshal's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list in Stockton. Alejandro Ruvalcaba, also wanted in connection with a shooting, was arrested on Wednesday after a standoff in Stockton.

Stockton standoff suspect was on 'Top 10 Most Wanted' list

Stockton standoff suspect was on 'Top 10 Most Wanted' list

STOCKTON, CA - The man arrested after a police standoff at a Stockton motel was on the U.S. Marshal's Top 10 Most Want list.

Alejandro Ruvalcaba, 26, was wanted in connection to a shooting two weeks ago, Stockton police said. Police responded to the 1000 block of E. Lindsay Street around 4:50 p.m. to find a man with multiple gunshot wounds.

During the investigation, police learned that the victim and the suspect, "Looney", got into an argument over a woman. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police were able identify the shooting suspect as Ruvalcab.

On Wednesday around 3:30 p.m., members of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force saw Ruvalcaba walking from one room to another room at the Capri Motel on 1140 North Wilson Way. Stockton police and the San Joaquin County deputies were called to the scene by the U.S. Marshals.

Security co. defends its guard in fatal Stockton shooting

STOCKTON, CA - As Stockton police detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a man at an apartment complex by a security guard Saturday afternoon, the employers of the guard justify his actions.

STORY: Police: Security guard shoots, kills man armed with baton 

According to the preliminary police investigation, Mark Rego was shot during a confrontation between himself, his wife Gustava Rego, and the unnamed guard at the complex on the 4700 block on Grouse Run Drive. Mark Rego allegedly picked up the guard's dropped baton, and the 26-year-old guard, fearing for his safety, shot Rego once, police said. Rego died later at a local hospital.

Police: Man caught stealing boat in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. - A man was caught in the act of stealing a boat from a Stockton dock Tuesday morning, say police. 

Stockton police reports stated officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Weber Ave. around 5:26 a.m., following reports of a man trying to steal a boat.

Upon arrival, officers located 41-year-old John Kritzer adrift in the boat within the docks, police said.

Officers attempted to talk Kritzer out of the boat, but he threatened them and then jumped into the water, said police.

Kritzer swam back to the dock where he was apprehended and arrested on a charge of boat theft.

Sheriff: Fake store mgr. forces teen into sex acts

STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton man who pretended to be a store manager is accused of coercing a 17-year-old teen into sexual acts, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

Thomas Andrew Brink, 45, who is not the manager of a Rite Aid as he allegedly claimed, confronted and accused the victim of shoplifting as she left the store on the 6400 block Pacific Avenue, per the sheriff's report.

The victim claimed Brink walked her around to the back of a nearby grocery store and forced her into the alleged actions.

Brink was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping to commit rape, false imprisonment by violence, attempt to commit oral copulation and lewd acts on a minor, sexual battery, burglary, petty theft with a prior, and concealment of stolen property. He was also accused of stealing beer.

The incident was reported Wednesday.

Stockton mayor releases tax plan to hire more cops

Stockton mayor releases tax plan to hire more cops

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva unveiled his sales tax increase idea to fund 100 additional police officers. 

"A half cent sales tax, that will generate $18 million a year," Silva said. "This money can only be used for safety; no marinas or city funded restaurants."

Silva announced his plan with former Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton at his side. Bratton has been hired as a consultant to assist Silva, but declined to say what he's being paid. Silva said Stockton business people are picking up the tab for Bratton's work.

Silva charged ahead with his plan even though he's been told by City Manager Bob Deis it's a bad idea because the city is currently in bankruptcy court trying to prove to a judge the city is broke.