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Parolee dies in Boothe Road shooting
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Police investigators are seeking leads from the public in an effort to find the gunman who fatally shot a parolee in the 2000 block of Boothe Road early Sunday.

Few clues are known to police about the homicide, the first in Ceres during 2009.

"All we know is that there was an argument and shots were fired," said Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.

The dead man was identified by Ceres Police as Ryan S. Flores, 33, a parolee from the Milpitas area who was living in Ceres. Borges said his department learned that Flores was wanted by parole agents for the past four years.

Residents on Boothe Road heard multiple gunshots ring out and then called 911 at 1:22 a.m. At least one neighbor saw the victim, a man in his 20s, standing in the road, drop his keys and then stagger across the road to a house before collapsing. Borges said the man collapsed at the front door of a house in a vain attempt to get help.

The victim sustained numerous gunshot wounds to his torso. Police tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him.

Earwitness David Signer told the Bee that he heard two men jumping a fence after hearing five shots ring out. Police recovered spent casings at the crime scene and believe that Flores was shot by someone on foot.

Borges said the shooting did not appear to be gang related but said "we cannot rule it out."

No weapon was found at the scene, indicating that Flores may not have been armed.

Flores' white Cadillac Escalade was towed by police after the crime. Officers also searched a residence believed to be used by Flores up until his murder.

Police are asking anyone with information on the homicide to call Detective Keith Greibel at 538-5627.