14-year-old boy shot and killed a man in Merced in broad daylight, this is what police say

Police say a 14-year-old boy shot and killed a 22-year-old in Merced.

Officers responded on Wednesday afternoon at around 3:15 in the 600 block of W. 11th Street.

Officers found a 22-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound.

The Merced Police Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit was in the area at the time of the shooting and observed the 14-year-old male suspect running from the scene. Upon detaining the suspect, a firearm was recovered.

The shooting is believed to be gang-related according to lieutenant Joe Weiss of the Merced Police Department.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The Detective Division and Crime Scene Response Team is currently on scene investigating.

 

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Detective Haygood at 209-385-6998 or Merced Police Dispatch at 209-385-6905.

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