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Stockton cops get tips on shocking Victory Park murder

6:17 PM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA - Several anonymous tips were turned into Stockton police in regards to a September 2012 shooting death, Officer Joe Silva said.

In those tips, people said the same people who killed Armando Pina at Victory Park were responsible for several other killings during the same period.

Pina was shot to death and robbed of a gold chain while walking in the middle of the afternoon. He had recently retired from the City of Stockton.

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However, Silva said those tips are vague.

"We need more information," Silva said. "They're trying their best, I think, to give our detectives something to look at, to go back to other homicides that occured at the same time, to see if our investigators can link something. We need to reach out to the tipsters to call back."

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Silva was encouraged that several homicides could be solved with more information, and because detectives have just one homicide in 2013 to investigate.

"What our investigators are doing now, since there are no fresh homicides, the whole team is working this case right now," Silva said.

By Tim Daly, tdaly@news10.net

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