Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Breaking! Crime rate goes up another small notch

Just drove by the corner of Rosemarie and Pershing. There were 2 cop cars (they have enough of them to spare 2?), 2 ambulances, and a fire truck (ditto with the enough to spare thingy) at the 7-11 over there. Saw someone covered in a white sheet get loaded up into the back of the amublance while another paramedic poured some of that white abosorbant powder ont he ground. What does it all add up to? A(nother) probable senseless shooting in Stockton. Gotta love this town.

I'll see if I can get the dirt on what went down when I go get my post-work Slurpee. My guess? Someone robbed the 7-11 then shot someone for their car to make the getaway. That or meth deal gone bad.

Disappointing update:

According to the two people who usually beg for change out in front of the 7-11, it was actually a fairly vicious beating as a result of a case of mistaken identity. Apparently it involved one of the guys who usually asks people to buy beer for him even though he looks like he's 45 at the youngest. Regardless, no shooting, no meth (at least it wasn't mentioned), but booze did play a factor. But aggrevated assault is still a violent crime, so the violent crime rate still goes up a tiny notch.


Anonymous said...

No shooting. Just a fight between one man and a much younger man who picked up a stick.

El Duké said...

Oops, probably should have checked the site before I threw up that update. Totally unaware people knew how to comment on here.