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Police seek public's help with homicide cases
The Turlock Police Department's investigation into two separate homicides in 2018 that resulted in the deaths of three people has generated new leads and detectives are hoping some assistance from the public may help finally solve the two cases.
Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Parmley said he could not elaborate on what the leads are because both investigations are ongoing.
The new leads have been generated in the fatal shooting of Johnny Wilson, 18, of Turlock and the double homicide case of Alexis Jimenez, 20, and Ismael Arteaga, 23, both of Delhi.
Wilson was shot in a drive-by shooting on the evening of Oct. 11, 2018, outside a residence in the 300 block of W. Linwood Avenue. Originally it was reported as two people shot, but officers arriving at the scene only found Wilson, who had sustained at least one gunshot wound.
Paramedics, who had been parked nearby when the shooting occurred, quickly arrived on scene, however, Wilson died at the scene.
Investigators said three or four subjects were in the front yard of the home when the shooting occurred. Witnesses advised that the suspect(s) arrived in an unknown type vehicle and began shooting at the subjects who were standing in the front yard.  The suspect(s) then fled in the vehicle.
Detectives were in the midst of investigating Wilson's murder when the double homicide happened in the early hours of Oct. 18, 2018 in the 2600 block of Fulkerth Road.
The police department received multiple reports of shots fired in the area and the responding officers found a bullet-riddled vehicle stopped in the middle of Fulkerth Road, near the Highway 99 on-ramp.
Jimenez and Arteaga were shot multiple times and were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Turlock Police Department is actively pursuing new leads and evidence in both of these cases and anyone with information regarding these homicide are encouraged to contact detectives. Anyone with information about the death of Wilson is asked to call Detective Frank Navarro at (209) 664-7319. Anyone with information about the deaths of Jimenez and Arteaga is asked to call Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 664-7323. 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 CrimeStoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.