Merced P.D. Detectives Identify Additional Suspects in East Main Street Homicide
Photo: Lacy (l) and Rucks
“Merced – On October 30, 2021, at 11:13 PM, Merced Police Officers responded to the 100 block of East Main Street in the city of Merced for a report of shots fired in the area. Responding officers went to a residence on East Main Street and located two gunshot victims. One of the victims got transported to a regional trauma center. The other victim, 33-year-old Christina Velez of Merced, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Detectives and crime scene personnel responded to the scene to take over the investigation. Detectives learned there was an exchange of gunfire at the residence in what appears to be an attempted drug related robbery. Detectives were able to identify 22-year-old Emari Prescott as a suspect.
Prescott was shot during the exchange of gunfire. Detectives arrested Prescott after they determined he sought out medical treatment at a hospital out of the area. Prescott was booked into the Merced County Jail for murder, 2 counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting at an occupied dwelling, and for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
Detectives have identified two additional suspects that are wanted in connection with this homicide investigation. Travis Lavell Rucks (20) and Jeremiah Marquis Macias Lacy (24) both of Vallejo have warrants issued for their arrest. Their last know location was in the city of Vallejo. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with locating Rucks and Lacy who are considered armed and dangerous.”