On November 27, 2016 The Merced Police Department is investigating the first homicide, within the City, of this year. At approximately 7:54 P.M. Merced City Fire and Riggs Ambulance responded to the 1000 block Alley of W. 12th street for a subject down in the alley. When they arrived they located a Hispanic male adult, in his 30’s, down in the alley. The victim had obvious signs of being assaulted and Merced City Fire requested the police department respond.
The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. The Merced Police Department Investigations Unit is actively working this case at this time.
Police Officers are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Deliman at (209) 385-6992, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the “keyword” in the text message.