Merced County’s Sheriff deputies responded to the area for Myrtle Avenue near Irene Lane for a male on the side of the roadway.

First responders attempted life saving measures, unfortunately, the adult male succumbed to his injuries.

A loud boom was heard, according to some neighbors, who lived down the street.

This is being investigated as a homicide, detectives say he died of “suspicious circumstances”.

No other information is provided at this time.