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Sheriffs detectives investigate homicide on McGee Road
McGee homicide
Sheriff's detectives were investigating the scene of an early Friday morning shooting death on McGee Road near the Berryhill Elementary School campus. Ceres Fire personnel were also seen here hosing down the pavement of blood. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/Courier photo

Sheriff's Department detectives were investigating the shooting death of a man Friday morning in the 3400 block of McGee Road near the Berryhill Elementary School campus.

The shooting was reported at approximately 2:55 a.m. and when Ceres Police officers and sheriff's deputies responded they found a Hispanic man with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has not been positively identified.

McGee Road, which runs along the western boundary of the school, was closed off at both Roeding and Don Pedro roads. Detectives were processing the crime scene in the roadway until mid-morning. Neighbors were interviewed but a press release indicated that detectives have no suspect information.

Those who may have any information to assist the investigation are urged to call Detective Fisher at 525-7083. Tips may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing Tip704; plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.