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Detectives Make Riverbank Homicide Arrest
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Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department detectives have made an arrest in the homicide which took place just outside of Riverbank on Highway 108 early afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Riverbank resident Jose Valencia. Authorities said they are still in the process of identifying the person who was fatally wounded by gunfire during the altercation.

“Our investigation remains active and ongoing. Valencia was booked into the Public Safety Center on murder charges, where he will remain on a no-bail status until his arraignment,” a Friday afternoon press release from the sheriff’s department noted.

Members of the community are urged to contact Detective Summerton at 209-652-1069 should they have more details to share. Spanish speakers can call Detective Esquivez at 209-652-1792. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by calling 1-800-602-7463.