Man found dead inside home on the 1600 block of Julian Street early Monday morning.
STOCKTON, CA - A man was shot and killed inside of a home in south Stockton neighborhood early Monday morning.
Stockton police responded to the 1600 block of Julian Street around 5:48 a.m. after getting reports of a shooting. Police said when officers arrived at the home, they found a 24-year-old man who died of a gunshot wound.
According to the preliminary investigation, the man was allegedly breaking into the home when he was shot. It is unclear of he was shot by the homeowner or an accomplice.
This is Stockton's 19th homicide of the year; this time last year, there were 46 homicides in the city.
Police continue to investigate homicide.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous. Citizens may also text information from their cell phones to 'CRIMES' (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD and then their tip or logon to the Stockton Police Department's Facebook page and click "Submit A Tip."