TRACY, CA - Daniel Batchelder, 19, of Tracy is suspected of murder after the victim of a drive-by shooting died Thursday night.

Batchelder was arrested hours after the shooting on Feb. 24 at the intersection of Tracy Boulevard and Whispering Wind Drive and charged with attempted murder and a gang related crime, Tracy Police spokesperson Tony Sheneman said.

Tracy police found the wounded 28-year-old victim in his vehicle, a Dodge Neon, still conscious around 2:10 p.m. The man was airlifted to a local hospital, where he died six days later..

Sheneman said Batchelder will now face murder charges.

Detectives continue to interview witnesses and follow leads. Anyone with information is urged to call Tracy police at 209-831-6631.

This is Tracy's second murder of 2012.

By Anna Sanchez

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