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Detectives look for person of interest in Modesto fatal shooting

12:52 PM, Dec 21, 2012   |    comments
Kraig Palacio
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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.


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