Woman injured in Modesto shooting; man arrested

4:32 PM, May 5, 2012   |    comments
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MODESTO, CA - A man was arrested in connection to a Friday night shooting of a woman after he was detained for questioning near the scene.

Tom Franks, 44, of Modesto was arrested in a residence on the 1600 block of Vernon Avenue, Stanislaus County sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Bejaran said.

Residents in the area called 911 to report hearing several gunshot around 9:41 p.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a 48-year-old woman lying near the roadway with a gunshot wound.

The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Bejaran said Franks was found and detained in a nearby residence. Investigators believe there was an argument between a male and a female before the shooting, but they have not released a motive to the shooting at this time.

The sheriff's department is asking residents in the area to call in to provide more information on the incident.

Franks was booked into Stanislaus County Jail.


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