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Stockton police chief: 'They were attempting to kill police officers'


Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss Wednesday's shootout between officers and three bank robbery suspects. A hostage and two of the suspects died as a result of the shootout.

During the press conference Jones said at least 20 police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave following the shootout. Officers who fire their guns are typically placed on administrative leave.

3rd suspect arrested in Sacramento hookah lounge shootout

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies arrested a third suspect Wednesday in connection to a shooting outside a hookah lounge, where a man was killed and four people were injured.

James Wallace, 28, was booked into Sacramento County Jail for attempted murder, Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said. Two other suspects in the shooting -- Tana Dania, 23, and Frank Jackson, 19, -- were arrested Tuesday for murder and attempted murder.

Tyrell Hall, 20, was killed and four people were wounded in a shootout early Sunday morning outside of the Hookah Lounge Smoke Shop in the 1900 block of Fulton Avenue, near Alta Arden. The sheriff's department said two separate fights broke out in the parking lot, which escalated into the shooting.

UPDATE: Police release photos of suspect, car in shooting wounding Stockton boys

Stockton police detectives released a photo of a man they suspect of shooting two Stockton boys Sunday afternoon, seriously wounding them.

2 young boys wounded in south Stockton shooting

Investigators also posted a photo of the alleged shooter's vehicle.

The victims were identified by a relative as 15-year-old Jonathan Rockingham and his cousin 12-year-old Zacchaeus Kinsey. Zacchaeus' uncle Terrance Evans said the shooter accused the boys of trying to steal his dog. Detectives have not commented on a motive.

2 young boys wounded in south Stockton shooting

STOCKTON - It wasn't about gangs, guns, or drugs. A shooting Sunday afternoon that sent two young Stockton boys to the hospital was allegedly over a dog.

A 15-year-old boy was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for critical injuries. His 12-year-old cousin is at a hospital in San Joaquin County and is now recovering from surgery. Their families talked about what happened moments before shots rang out.

"The culprit accused my nephew and the other victim of trying to steal his dog," said Terrance Evans.

Evans said his nephew, 12-year-old Zacchaeus Kinsey and his 15-year-old cousin Jonathan Rockingham were walking with two friends along Pilgrim Street when a resident accused them of stealing his dog.

"It was confirmed there was no dog taken," Evans said.

Tillamook cheese trailer, mini buses stolen from Manteca

Tillamook cheese trailer, mini buses stolen from Manteca

Five Tillamook dairy foods vehicles – a cargo trailer, a truck and three mini buses – were stolen early Saturday morning from a Manteca hotel's parking lot.

The cargo trailer, attached to a pick-up truck and loaded with the three mini buses, was taken between 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. from the Hampton Inn at 1461 Bass Pro Drive, Manteca Police Sgt. Rob Armosino said.

The vehicles stolen are:

A 2008 Ford F350 that is custom painted orange with "Tillamook" painted in white along its sides and has the Oregon license plate number Y116821.

A Wells Cargo Trailer that has photos of the mini buses painted on its sides and has the Oregon license plate number TF1144.

Rescued and hungry! Stranded delta island dog rescued

STOCKTON - A dog reportedly stranded for weeks on a delta island has been rescued.

A terrier mix trapped on an island in Fourteen Mile Slough, next to Stockton, has been given a new lease on life.

Animal lovers have been waiting all week to find out what would happen to the ragged-looking, little dog trapped on the island since at least April when he was first spotted.

The dog would appear on an isolated beach, then disappear back into thick, almost impenetrable brush. Stockton Animal Services began working with San Joaquin Country sheriff's deputies earlier in the week, with a plan to set out traps at high tide, to avoid drowning the dog if he were to be caught.

Suspected arrested in Stockton parking lot attack

Stockton police reported they arrested a local parolee for an attack on a 76-year-old city parking lot attendant June 25.

Jack Perry, 40, the suspect, was identified with the aid of tips made to detectives and information from the investigation into another incident on June 24, police said.

Perry lives in the area of the assault at 24 N. American Street. The victim was still hospitalized as of Tuesday.

Police said Perry will be booked into San Joaquin County Jail for assault, elder abuse and parole violation. The motive for the attack wasn't clear yet.