Stockton- The Stockton Police Department has arrested a suspect in an ongoing three year murder investigation from 2009. Victor Barraza, 21, has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Humberto Garibay, 24.
The murder occurred on August 29, 2009 at a Stockton house party on the 200 block of Beau Pre Street. During the party shooting erupted, which led to three people being hit by stray bullets. The first two victims were in stable condition and taken to the hospital with Garibay. Of the three victims hit, Garibay was the only one who died from injuries.
Through their investigation of the shooting, officers were able to identify Barraza as a suspect.
Along with the County Wide Gang Task Force, the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force saw Barraza driving on the 1500 block of Spring Street and tried to pull him over. When the suspect refused to pull over, officers followed him, resulting in a four minute chase. An officer then hit Barraza’s vehicle, causing him to stop.
Barraza was later taken into custody and transported to a nearby hospital to be medically cleared and was then booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for murder.
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