MODESTO, CA - Police have identified a man found dead on the side of a road early Saturday morning as 51-year-old Ty Bradley Keith.
A passerby spotted Keith lying on the ground in the 500 block of California Avenue around 12: 30 a.m., said Modesto police spokesman Sgt. Rick Armendariz. Keith had suffered from at least one gunshot wound and paramedics declared the man dead on the scene, according to Armendariz.
Investigators were still looking for the person responsible for shooting Keith, but had limited leads.
Police said the shooting equals the 12th homicide in Modesto this year.
Armendariz said Keith was a known transient in the west Modesto area and often frequented the CVS pharmacy parking lot on Carpenter Road, asking customers for money.
Anyone with information about the fatal shooting should contact Detective Rick House with the Modesto Police Department at (209) 572-9551 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.