The Stanislaus County Coroner’s office released the identity of the man that was shot to death at the Brentwood apartment complex.
The victim was 29 year old Rafael Ruiz who was from Huntington Park in Los Angeles County. According to Turlock police, Ruiz was a visitor at the Brentwood apartment complex.
Police have not reported a motive yet. While it does not appear to be gang related, it has not been ruled out that it was drug related.
The murder weapon has not yet been recovered.
On Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at approximately 6:51 p.m., Turlock Police received a report of a suspicious incident at 1301 N. Denair (Brentwood Apartments). The called advised that several subjects were seen running from a specific apartment. The caller further advised that at least one gun shot may have been heard.