Police arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed a man in Atwater on December 30th, 2020.
Officers responded to the 2400 block of Atwater Boulevard at around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday.
When officers arrived to the area, they found a
Hispanic man lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound.
Emergency personnel performed life-saving
measures, unfortunately, the man died.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
30-year-old Matthew Shimkus was booked to the Merced County Sheriff’s jail on charges of homicide, narcotics possession, illegal possession of a firearm, and possession of stolen property.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Atwater Police at 209-357-6396 or by email at
email@example.com and ask for Detective Sgt. Brum or Detectives Vierra and Aguilar.