The Merced Police Department received calls of shots fired inside of a residence in the 400 block of Tucolay Court on Friday January 25, 2019 at 12:17 A.M. When officers arrived, they found an African American male, in his thirties, inside a residence. The male had injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene by Emergency Medical personnel.

Witnesses have indicated that a group of males entered the residence, injuring the male and then stole items from inside the residence.


The Merced Police Department Investigations Unit is diligently investigating this case. The investigators are in the early stages of the investigation and it is too early to determine if the case is drug and/or gang related.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Detective Nelson at (209) 388-7756.