July 29, 2003



A suspect in was arrested today in Stockton for a murder which occurred two days ago in Lodi.


At about 5:15 PM today (Thursday, June 26, 2003) Stockton Police detectives arrested Anthony Trung Do, age 17 (DOB 12/10/85), of 6854 Allegheny Ct. in Stockton.  Do had been wanted on a 3.5 Million-dollar warrant for the murder of Luis Eduardo Caracosa, age 19, of Lodi.  Do had shot and killed Caracosa and wounded another man with a handgun on Tuesday evening at 404 E. Walnut St. in Lodi, after an argument and fight had broken out at a party there.  Do had fled on foot and was at large.


Lodi Police detectives had requested the assistance of Stockton PD upon learning that Do was a Stockton resident.  Members of SPD’s Gang Suppression and Enforcement Team (G-SET) began checking various locations in an attempt to locate Do.  After making contact at several residences, and SPD detective received a call from Do.  He said that he heard that SPD was looking for him and agreed to surrender himself at Hammer and West Lanes.  SPD Detectives met Do there and arrested him without incident.  He was transported to Lodi Police Department for booking. 


The Lodi Police Department wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Stockton PD in this investigation.  LPD Sgt. Chris Piombo, who is supervising the investigation, called their assistance invaluable and was grateful for the knowledge and hard work of G-SET detectives.


Do will appear on Monday in Lodi Superior Court (209-331-2121.)


Persons with information on this case are encouraged to call the Lodi Police Department at 209-333-6727.  Persons may also call anonymously to Lodi Area Crimestoppers at 209-333-6771, and may be eligible for a cash reward.