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Ceres man picked up at scene of Turlock homicide
• Shots fired at Days Inn motel
Miguel Saldate
Miguel Saldate

A Ceres man was arrested following Monday morning’s deadly possible gang-related shooting in Turlock.

The shooting was reported at 4:15 a.m. Monday at a motel in the 200 block of N. Tully Road. The police department said there were multiple reports of gunshots.

Turlock Police Department said the deceased had not yet been identified.

The first officers to arrive at the scene found a Hispanic man who had sustained a single gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he died from his injury during surgery, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Parmley.

Ceres resident Miguel Saldate, 19, was arrested at the scene and questioned at the Turlock Police headquarters, said Parmley. Saldate was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, as well as other felony charges, according to the department. Saldate’s arrest for attempted murder relates to other individuals involved in the incident, but not yet located, Parmley said.

“This homicide may be gang related, however, it is still early in the investigation,” Parmley said. “Detectives are actively working on leads.”

The Investigations Unit and the Major Accident Investigations Team were called out to assist with the investigation and process the crime scene.

Turlock Police Detectives urged anyone with information, to call Detective Timothy Redd at 664-7325. You may also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at

Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers may leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.