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Originally Published By: Merced PD
“On January 30, 2023, at approximately 5:45 P.M., Merced Police detectives arrested a 15-year-old boy for attempted murder, attempted robbery and shooting at an occupied vehicle.
At approximately 3:29 P.M., the Merced Police Department received a call for shots fired in the area of Erie Ave. and Brookdale Dr. in Merced. Officers located a juvenile victim who said the suspect tried to rob him. The victim’s mother pulled up and interrupted the robbery. The suspect fled on foot while firing several rounds at the victim and his mother, striking their vehicle numerous times.
Detectives responded to assist with the investigation and were able to determine the identity of the 15-year-old suspect. The suspect was arrested after a family member brought him to the police station. He was booked into the Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex.
A search warrant was served at a residence following the juveniles arrest, but the firearm was not located. This case remains under investigation.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Raymond Valadez at 209-388-7829 or by email at email@example.com
Case Number: 2023-00005406
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