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Suspect In Modesto, San Jose Homicides Dead After Being Shot By Police

MODESTO (CBS13) — Authorities say the suspect in a homicide in both Modesto and San Jose on Tuesday has died after he was shot by police.

The Modesto Police Department said, around 9:20 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Ramsey Drive after a juvenile called 911 to report that their mom had been shot. A woman with gunshot wounds was then found by officers outside of a home.

That woman - later identified as 29-year-old Michelle Rose Gonzales - was soon pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Wednesday morning, Modesto police announced that the suspect had led California Highway Patrol on a chase that ended in San Jose. The suspect ran from their vehicle into a home and barricaded himself inside. Detectives also revealed more information that the suspect is believed to have committed another homicide in San Jose just hours before the shooting in Modesto.

San Jose police said the suspect and officers were then involved in a shooting after he allegedly pointed a firearm at personnel at the scene.

The suspect was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead, San Jose police said. No officers were hurt in the shooting.

No information about the homicide in San Jose that happened before the Modesto shooting has been released at this point.


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