Police: 6 California homicide cases may be related

Possible Serial Killer Calif
Person of interest in homicide investigation. Source: Stockton Police Department.

STOCKTON, Calif. – Police are searching for a person of interest after saying several homicide cases in California may be related.

Stockton police chief Stanley McFadden stated Friday officials developed a person of interest after reviewing video surveillance.

McFadden said the following cases may be related: The shooting death of a 35-year-old white man on July 8; a 43-year-old Hispanic man fatally shot on Aug. 11; a 21-year-old Hispanic man fatally shot on Aug. 30; a Sept. 21 shooting death of a 52-year-old Hispanic man; a 54-year-old Hispanic man fatally shot on Sept. 27 and the April 10, 2021 shooting death of a 40-year-old Hispanic man.

Officials say the above homicide cases all took place when the shooting victims were alone in the evening or early morning.

In addition, the Stockton Police Department stated officials believe a non-fatal April 16, 2021 shooting of a 46-year-old black woman is linked as well.

As of Wednesday, there is a $125,000 reward for details that result in an arrest.

The suspect is described as a male of an unknown race, five feet ten inches to six feet tall with a thin build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and dark colored pants. The person was also wearing an all-black COVID-style mask.

Stockton police are opening a tip line for any information about this investigation at 209-937-8167. You can also email information to policetips@stocktonca.gov. You may also report a tip anonymously at stocktoncrimestoppers.org.