CERES, CA - A man was found deceased in the driveway of a Ceres home Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Stanislaus County sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Bejaran said the discovery was at a residence on the 5200 block of Prairie Flower Road. Deputies were called to investigate at 4:12 p.m.
It wasn't immediately known how the man died.
Bejaran said sheriff's detectives were working with the Modesto Police Department to investigate the possibility that the man was shot and injured during a shootout in Modesto and then dumped at the Ceres residence after the man died.
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A witness said a car with two people armed with pistols and an assault rifle followed another group of people to Modesto and had a shootout.
Anyone with information about the Ceres case was asked to contact the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department at (209) 525-7114. Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at Crime Stoppers or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.