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Police arrest Turlock homicide suspect
Roger Amos
Roger Amos was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Turlock resident Daniel Russell on Tuesday.

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a local man on allegations he fatally shot a Turlock man in his home.

Roger Amos, 56, was arrested Wednesday evening on charges of homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide in the death of Daniel Russell, 50.

Russell was found deceased Tuesday morning at his trailer in the 100 block of Almond Avenue. He had been shot once and died hours earlier, according to the police department.

After processing evidence and conducting numerous interviews, detectives identified Amos as a person of interest in this homicide. Detectives learned of a possible location for Amos and were conducting surveillance when a 9-1-1 call was made requesting an ambulance for a medical issue at the location where detectives believed Amos was staying. 

Detectives confirmed that Amos was suffering from a medical episode and accompanied paramedics to the scene. Amos was transported to an area hospital for treatment. After being released from the hospital, Amos was arrested and later booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

Detectives believe that Amos and Russell knew each other, however, a motive is not being released at this time. It is anticipated that there will be more arrests made in this case.
“I am extremely proud of our Investigations Unit,” said Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar. “They worked diligently, around the clock, conducting their investigation into this case. Within 27 hours of their initial investigation, they were able to identify and arrest a suspect in this violent crime. The Turlock Police Department continues to work hard every day to make Turlock a safer community.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Detective Jason Tosta at 209-668-5550 ext. 6624. People can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at 209-668-5550 extension 6780 or email at
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.