On Sunday at around 1:50am, the Turlock Police Department received multiple calls reporting that a female had been shot behind businesses in the 400 block of E. Main Street.
Officers quickly responded and stopped a fleeing vehicle arresting the driver Steven Sawyer, a 29 year old male from Patterson.
This is an active investigation and Detectives are following up on further leads on additional possible suspect(s).
While conducting the investigation, it was discovered that a female and male victim were robbed at gunpoint behind the bar. “During the robbery, a female victim was shot. She was transported to a local hospital, and her injury is non-life threatening” stated in a release by Turlock Police Department Crime and Community Information Analyst Deandra Wiley.
At this time, this is still an active investigation and no additional details will be released.
Steven Sawyer was booked into the Stanislaus County jail for robbery, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and possession of a stolen firearm.
Anyone with any information of additional involved parties or any witnesses is urged to call Detective Paul Inderbitzen at (209) 668-6551 or Turlock Police Dispatch at (209) 668-1200.
To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636, you may be eligible for a cash reward. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 ext. 6780 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to remain anonymous.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.