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Cerean arrested in fatal shooting
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A Ceres murder suspect turned himself in for gunning down a teenager in south Modesto after he eluded a west Ceres manhunt that disrupted the Blaker Kinser Junior High School area neighborhood.

Alberto Beraza, 16, was fatally shot at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 in front of Boomers Car Audio on Crows Landing Road south of Hatch Road. Sheriff's deputies sent out a lookout for a white Audi that left the scene and traveled southbound on Crows Landing Road, along with a partial license plate number.

Ceres Police Street Crimes Unit officer Jeremy Caron researched records and developed a lead that the car belonged to Saul Hernandez, 33, a resident of the 2800 block of Morgan Road. Officers watched the house after seeing the Audi parked in the driveway with a second car. A short while later, occupants of the house got in the respective cars and left. Both were pulled over. Hernandez's wife was driving the Audi - which had blood on the body - and was detained for questioning, as was the other driver.

During the car stops, police surrounded the house but Hernandez was still at large. Authorities obtained a search warrant and combed through the house for evidence.

Hernandez turned himself in at approximately midnight by driving to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department on Hackett Road.

Detectives are investigating the shooting and any possible link to the stabbing death of Demetrius Martinez in Hughson the day prior. The shooting of Beraza occurred next to a benefit car wash for Martinez at the corner of Crows Landing and Winmore Way next to the USA Gasoline.

Both homicides are suspected to be gang related.