Details: At approximately 0845 hours today, the Lodi Police Department responded to the area of Central Ave. and Railroad Ave. for a report of a man shot. Ricardo Hernandez, an 18 year-old Lodi resident, was found in the street with a single gunshot wound to his back, the result of a drive by shooting. The victim was transported by paramedics to an area hospital, and at this time his condition does not appear be life-threatening. The shooting is believed to be gang related. Witnesses described the shooter as a Hispanic male in his 20’s, with short hair. He was believed to be driving a late model gold Chrysler with a partial license plate of “5CJ”. Detectives are actively working this case.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Lodi Police Department at (209) 333-6727. Anonymous tips can be called in to the Lodi Crime Stoppers at (209) 333-6771.
For further information contact Officer Hettie Schaeffer at 209-333-6727 or Det. Dale Eubanks at 209-329-3496.
LPD Case #: 05-2912
Contact: Officer Hettie Schaeffer P.I.O. at 209-333-6727