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STOCKTON, CA - A man was shot and killed early Sunday morning, becoming Stockton's first homicide victim of the year.

Stockton police found the 34-year-old man, identified Monday by authorities as Bryant Lee Howell,when they responded to a report of a shootingin the 1500 block of S. Lincoln Street at around 2:25 a.m.

Howellwas rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police urged anyone with information to contact them at (209) 937-8377.

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