A man shot and killed last week in Merced was identified Monday as 27-year-old Steven Mays Jr., the Merced County Coroner’s Office told the Merced Sun-Star.
Mays was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds around 7:52 p.m. Thursday, lying in the road in the 1100 block of M Street in Merced, the Merced Police Department said.
Officers went to the scene after receiving a call of shots fired. Officers found the victim lying in the middle of the intersection, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a Modesto hospital where he later died, police said.
Police believe the victim was riding a bicycle when he was approached by an unknown person and shot several times. The shooter left the scene in an unknown direction. A suspect description has not been released.
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Capt. Tom Trindad on Monday said detectives were still following up on leads in the case and hoping for someone from the public to come forward with information.