Stockton police detectives believe a 21-year-old man shot dead a week ago Monday night was an innocent bystander.
Francisco Martinez was shot in the area of E. 8th and Scribner streets at about 7:30 p.m. on March 10. Police department spokesperson Officer Joe Silva said Martinez was transported to a a local hospital but did not survive his injuries.
Investigators think Martinez was not the intended target and was the victim of a stray bullet hitting him. Police released cellphone video that recorded audio of the gunshots.
Video taken by a witness to the E. 8th Street and Scribner Street shooting in which a 21-year-old man was killed. (Video Courtesy: Stockton Police Department). News10/KXTV
Investigators are seeking help with this case. Callers can contact 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.