Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lieutenant Rick Armendariz, (209) 652-1820
Release Date: Friday, February 15, 2013, 5:30:00 PM

Update: Arrests Made in Yesterday’s Fatal Shooting


NEWS RELEASE

Release Date: February 15, 2013 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Lieutenant Rick P. Armendariz

 

 

 

Modesto, CA- Modesto Police homicide and gang investigators continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses in regards to yesterday’s fatal shooting.  This afternoon, detectives were able to identify several suspects involved in the gang-related assault and fatal shooting of 20-year-old Erick Gomez of Modesto.     

 

On Thursday, February 14th, at about 8:38 P.M., Modesto Police officers were called to a report of a shooting in the 2400 block of Vera Cruz Drive, in northeast Modesto.  When officers arrived, they located Gomez, who suffered from several gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

 

Detectives learned a group consisting of both male and female Sureño criminal street gang members were traveling in several vehicles in the 2400 block of Vera Cruz Drive when they saw Gomez walking. The suspects believed Gomez was a rival gang member and stopped to confront him. As the suspects exited their vehicles, Gomez attempted to run away. The suspects chased Gomez down and began to physically assault him.  During the assault, Gomez was stabbed and shot multiple times before the group of suspects returned to their vehicles and fled the scene. 

 

As officers were on scene investigating the shooting on Vera Cruz Drive, police received a report of a 17-year-old female who had arrived at a local hospital suffering from critical stab wounds. The female stabbing victim had been taken to the hospital by friends.  Officers went to the hospital and contacted several individuals who were with the female stabbing victim. The stabbing victim underwent emergency surgery and remains in stable condition. 

 

Investigators believe the stabbing victim and her friends, who were at the hospital, were responsible in the fatal shooting of Gomez. It is still unclear exactly how the 17-year-old obtained her stab wounds and this case remains an open and active investigation.     

 

This afternoon detectives arrested the following suspects:

 

·         18-year-old Nancy Rodriguez from Modesto.

·         20-year-old Jeanette Robles from Modesto.

·         21-year-old Elida Carranza from Modesto.

·         22-year-old Jesse James Sebourn from Ceres.

·         20-year-old Lisandro Mendoza from Winton.

·         20-year-old Jenna Cheyenne Sebourn from San Mateo.

 

All of the suspects were charged with homicide, conspiracy, and committing a crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang. 

 

Homicide and gang investigators will continue to follow-up on leads, process the evidence collected from the crime scene and interview witnesses. 

 

If you have any information regarding this incident please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

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(Booking photo of Nancy Rodriguez)

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(Booking photo of Jeanette Robles)

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(Booking photo of Elida Carranza)

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(Booking photo of Jesse James Sebourn)

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(Booking photo of Lisandro Mendoza)

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(Booking photo of Jenna Sebourn)

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