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Police identify suspect in teen’s slaying
Jeffrey Chandler
Police are seeking Jeffrey Chandler, 18, of Turlock, on an allegation of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Richard Lee Short III. - photo by Contributed

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of a Turlock resident implicated in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jeffrey Chandler, 18, of Turlock. Chandler is being sought on an allegation of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Richard Lee Short III.

Short was shot and killed on June 11 at a home in the 300 block of Mitchell Avenue.

“The investigation has developed sufficient probable cause that Jeffrey Chandler was responsible for the shooting,” said the police department in a released statement.

Chandler fled the scene after the shooting and it’s believed he is being helped by family members, according to investigators.

Short attended Denair Charter Academy and is survived by his mother, father and two sisters.

Anyone with information regarding his location can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 or the Turlock Police Department non-emergency number (209) 668-1200.
Turlock Detectives are actively investigating this incident and ask that anyone with information call Detective Paul Inderbitzen 209-668-6551. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at 209-668-5550 extension 6780 or email at tpdtipline@turlock.ca.us.