Man found shot behind Bank Of America in Merced County

According to Los Banos Police, a man was found shot behind a Bank Of America.

Police responded to the area of 6th and I streets on October 13, 2019 at approximately 12:42 a.m. for a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived a found a 37-year-old Los Banos man laying behind Bank of America with a single gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital in Los Banos and later transported to a Modesto area hospital where he died.

At this time the motive for the killing is unknown.

The man was at the El Bohemia Rincon bar prior to the shooting, but it remains unclear what led to the altercation.

Detectives are currently piecing details together, examining evidence, and speaking with witnesses.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to please call Detective-Sergeant Justin Melden at (209) 827-2509.

To leave an anonymous crime tip call (209) 827-2545. If you have access to a computer and the internet, you can also leave an anonymous tip at the Police Department’s web page at

At the bottom of the “contact” page simply click on the “report graffiti and other crime” link or contact the Merced Area Crime Stoppers at 1-855-725-2420, or

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