A 21-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained when he became the victim of a violent robbery at Donnelly Park in Turlock.
The victim was identified as Cameron Tracy, 21, of Patterson. He died Wednesday after being in a coma since the attack on Dec. 4.
The Turlock Police Department arrested four individuals on Dec. 5 for a series of robberies at the park. Arrested were Shaun Santos, 22, of Modesto; Lavinia Perez, 38, of Modesto; and two male juveniles, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old from Modesto and Manteca. Initially, the two juveniles were charged with robbery, while Perez and Santos were charged with robbery and attempted murder, but it is likely those charges will change with the death of Tracy.
“A criminal complaint has already been filed against the two suspects in custody on that case,” the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office stated on their Facebook page. “Our office will be reviewing the charges to determine the next appropriate steps.”
A GoFundMe page established for Tracy and his family stated he had been at the park visiting his girlfriend when “4 masked assailants pulled up in a white van jumped out and surrounded Cameron and beat him to unconsciousness.”
Turlock Police Investigators were able to identify the suspect vehicle, a white 2004 Kia Sedona with Nevada license plates, after reviewing surveillance video from an area business. Using this information, detectives working in conjunction with the Manteca Police Department were able to locate the suspect vehicle in the City of Manteca.
With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, detectives were able to stop the suspect vehicle and its occupants in the City of Stockton. All four subjects were taken into custody without incident and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail and Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall.
In the vehicle investigators found some of the stolen property and replica handguns.
The first robbery occurred around 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the park. The male victim told investigators he was surrounded by a group of suspects all in black and that they demanded he hand over his property. The victim refused, which is when the group started attacking and punching him, before fleeing with his personal property. The victim had a complaint of pain after the incident, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Russ Holeman.
Another robbery was reported around 6 p.m. Nov. 26. In that case, the victim was at Donnelly Park when he was approached by several unknown individuals, who were all dressed in black and had their faces covered, Holeman said.
The victim told investigators the robbers threw him to the ground and kicked him as they stole his phone. One of the suspects then pointed a gun at a female victim and took her purse and phone.
Around 6 p.m. Dec. 4, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to the park for a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the western parking lot of Donnelly Park. At the time, the police stated the victim, later identified as Tracy, had been critically injured with an unknown weapon and was rushed to an area hospital.
The GoFundMe page stated Tracy had been in a coma since the attack.
The fundraising page described Tracy as a “bright, funny, upstanding young man” who had plans to move to Utah.
“Cameron had plans to move the following weekend to his home state of Utah he had a job lined up as well as many plans to start his life as an independent young man,” the page stated.
The GoFundMe page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/pray-for-cameron.