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Teens nabbed in shooting, robbery
TPD crime scene

Two teenagers were apprehended early Friday morning for suspected involvement in an armed robbery, the Turlock Police Department reported.

Investigators believe the two 17-year-old males had taken part in a residential robbery, during which a gun was shot. There were no reports of injuries, according to the police department.

Just before 2 a.m. Friday, the police department received a report of a shooting in the 200 block of S. Beech Avenue. The report indicated the shooters had fled the area in a white van.

On the way to the home officers spotted the van in the area of First Street and Canal Road, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis. The officers initiated a traffic stop, but the driver of the van refused to comply and sped off, leading to a short vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit wound its way through Turlock neighborhoods at a speed in excess of 40 mph, Lewis said.

The van eventually came to a stop in the 1000 block of Geer Road and four people fled from the vehicle.

The two 17-year-olds were apprehended nearby. Their names are not being released because they are minors.

“Based on the evidence recovered at the scene of the shooting and in the van, officers determined that the two juveniles had been involved in the shooting,” Lewis said.

The police department did not release any details about the robbery, except to say the lone victim was not injured when the firearm was discharged.

Both juveniles were booked in Juvenile Hall for robbery and discharging a firearm.

There was no information available about the other two suspects that fled from the van.

This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Brandon Bertram at 668-5550 extension 6623.

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.