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Turlock man killed in Livermore shooting
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The Livermore Police Department is asking the communitys assistance in locating Jason Brown. Anyone spotting him should call 9-1-1 and consider him armed and dangerous.

Two Turlock men have been identified as the victims of a weekend shooting in Livermore that resulted in the death of one of the men.

The fatal shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday in a parking lot outside a CVS store in Livermore.

The Livermore Police Department identified the deceased man as Jose A. Mendoza, 32, of Turlock. The second victim, Ulizes Benitez, 22, of Turlock remains hospitalized from multiple gunshot wounds. He was listed in critical condition.

The suspect in the shooting is believed to have killed another man in Fresno and remains on the loose. He has been identified as 18-year-old Jason Alexander Brown of Oakland and is considered armed and dangerous.

The first officers dispatched to the report of a shooting arrived at the scene within minutes and found the two Turlock residents shot inside a vehicle in the parking lot. Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Livermore Police Department said the two men were shot in their vehicle. The shooter was armed with a large caliber assault rifle, according to witnesses.

The suspects fled the scene in a 2006 BMW 325i, black in color with two red racing stripes on the hood, which has since been located. Brown was said to be the driver. He is described as a black male, tall with a thin build and wearing a gray beanie cap. The second suspect was seated in the front passenger seat. He was described as a black male.

Detectives have obtained a no bail warrant for Brown’s arrest for one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. A search warrant was served at his home in Oakland, but he was not apprehended.

The San Francisco Chronicle obtained information that Brown is wanted by the Fresno Police Department for a murder on Sept. 12. In that case one man was killed and another injured when a gunman opened fire inside a restaurant.

The Livermore Police Department continues to actively work on this investigation and is asking the community’s assistance in locating Jason Brown. Anyone spotting him should call 9-1-1 and consider him armed and dangerous.