Teenager held for $2 Million Bond Allegedly Murdering Family Member

Teenager held for $2 Million Bond Allegedly Murdering Family Member

BRENTWOOD — A teenager is being held in custody in lieu of $2 million bond, pending a court
hearing on January 26. Earlier this month the suspect allegedly murdered a member of his

The murder victim was a 46-year-old man from Turlock. He was fatally shot on January 9 at
approximately 4:23 p.m. The victim was found lying on the ground outside. Soon thereafter he
was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brentwood officers who responded to reported gunfire learned that the suspect and victim
were involved in a family disturbance. The firearm believed used in this fatal shooting was
recovered as evidence.

The killing occurred near an apartment building on the 1600 block of Sycamore Street in
Brentwood. The suspect who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 250 pounds, was detained

The suspect later identified as 18-year-old Israel Resendiz was questioned and arrested a few
hours later at 11:45 p.m. Resendiz was transported and booked into the Martinez Detention
Facility. Presently, he faces one charge for murder.

Following his arrest, officers secured the area and contacted witnesses, prior to Brentwood
detectives arriving on the scene to take over the investigation.

The motive for this killing remains under active investigation. Anyone with information—not
already interviewed—should contact Brentwood authorities. This homicide case is being
handled by Brentwood police detective Jordan Sares, who can be reached at 925-809-7733.

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