Two people, including a Sacramento man, have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting early Monday in Lodi.
Lodi police detectives linked evidence Stockton police had gathered during a traffic stop to the Monday morning homicide on East Oak Street in Lodi.
Edgar Corrales, 20, of Sacramento and a 16-year-old Lodi youth were arrested on suspicion of murder with gang enhancements, according to a Lodi Police Department news release. Both suspects are affiliated with local street gangs, police said.
When Stockton police initiated the traffic stop Monday afternoon, one of the vehicle’s occupants ran off and discarded a firearm, police said. Another firearm was found in the vehicle, Lodi police said. Stockton police apprehended the individual believed to have fled as well as the other occupants of the vehicle.
A 27-year-old man was shot to death about 4:30 a.m. while sitting in his pickup outside his home as he prepared to go to work.
Police said they received several reports of shots being fired in the 500 block of East Oak Street. Officers responded and found the man in the vehicle, dead from several gunshots.
The shooting was the second homicide in the city in less than 24 hours. Lodi officers responded about 2 p.m. Sunday to reports of gunshots fired in the 700 block of South Garfield Street, about a half-mile south of Monday’s shooting. There, investigators discovered a wounded 20-year-old man. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Police said the man had been standing in his driveway when rounds were fired by someone in a passing light-colored SUV.