Tracy man arrested in driver's shooting

5:18 PM, Sep 17, 2010   |    comments
Edgar Jose Canseco
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TRACY, CA - Tracy homicide detectives have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Tracy man Wednesday night. 

Tracy Police Department spokesman Sgt. Luis Mejia said investigators booked Edgar Jose Canseco, 19, of Tracy into jail for the murder of Kevin Laroi Prater, 20.

Prater was found in his vehicle in the area of Tracy Boulevard and 6th Street at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday. Prater's car had crashed into a fire hydrant. Responding officers found Prater had a gunshot wound, Mejia said.

Prater was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Canseco was picked up by officers during a traffic stop in Tracy about 8 p.m. Thursday night.

Detectives did not say what the possible motive was for the shooting.

Det. Timothy Bauer, who is investigating Prater's death, requested anyone with information on what happened to call him at (209) 831-6605.


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