MODESTO, CA - Stanislaus County sheriff's investigators are looking for a person of interest in the death of a man found shot in the front yard of a home Thursday night.
The victim had not been identified as of Friday morning. He was discovered in the yard in the area of Mono Drive and Mono Park at 9:35 p.m., according to a sheriff's news release.
After talking to witnesses and investigating, detectives want to speak to 20-year-old Kraig Palacio in connection with the shooting. Palacio was described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.
Det. Darwin Hatfield is the contact at (209) 525-7100 for anyone who can offer information on the shooting or Palacio's whereabouts.
Tips can also be left anonymously at Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also email tips at Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppersor text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.