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Lodi police release name of victim in Friday night shooting

Investigators looking for help to track down man's family

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Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:00 am

Lodi police are seeking family members and friends of this weekend's homicide victim, and are offering a reward for information in the case.

Victor Flores Torres, 29, was shot Friday night near Maple and Washington streets, and was soon pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.

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21 comments:

  • Christy Leaver posted at 10:24 am on Fri, Nov 22, 2013.

    Lucresia76 Posts: 2

    victor was a very intelligent man is was a realy respectful person and they took his life for no reason I hope who ever did this prays to god for forgiveness

     
  • posted at 2:20 pm on Fri, May 7, 2010.

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    Lodian63, fuel the hate! Where does it say he was a documented gang member or an "illegal"?

     
  • posted at 2:11 pm on Fri, May 7, 2010.

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    moosekid, better check your recent figures. They show Lodi to be 54% minority. Did you forget about the large Pakistani community? I think you who fear those "illegals" must be afraid that it will be your job, or maybe even your life, that they take next. You sound like one of the snotnosed little rich kids with no goals in life.

     
  • posted at 8:48 am on Fri, May 7, 2010.

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    A FAVOR?Because hes 'known' to police??Well I guess they couldnt ID him for 5 days because while they were getting to know him they mustve forgot to ask his name(Im sure you overlooked that detail because you were too busy thinking up your one liner to notice anything like that)I already posted twice so you must not really want an answer or youd listen because Im telling you-He was the type of person who always took the initiative to help others without being asked-you know the one who actually got out to help push the car out of the intersection when everyone else just stared-And I never heard him judge others which really disgusts me about the comments.He never talked down about anybody-even those who wronged him.He was unselfish and shared w/ others what little he had if they had less.A good person who had good intentions.And no he was not in a gang-(which I only mention because you guys always seem have a hard time figuring out whether you should be sympathetic or condescending towards the deceased until you know their gang status)

     
  • posted at 7:13 am on Fri, May 7, 2010.

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    Oh yeah, and that photograph. Obviously not a mug shot, perhaps it was the photo from his campaign, or maybe from his awards dinner.

     
  • posted at 7:10 am on Fri, May 7, 2010.

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    Of course you're right Pressure, I jumped to conclusions. After looking at all of the facts presented in this case this person must have been known to the police because of his strong ties to the community and his volunteer work with the poor and homeless. What else could it be?Let's see:Unidentified for apparently over one day, nobody stepped forward to identify;Hispanic, shot in the street on the Eastside. Not in a home mind you but in the street at 11:30pm;Tattooed with spiders and skull.Yep. Sounds like a saint, my mistake.

     
  • posted at 3:33 am on Fri, May 7, 2010.

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    pre$$ure$on wrote on May 6, 2010 5:21 PM:" I'm not protecting any gangbangers, just the fact that bloggers see an Hispanic name and come to the conclusion that they're either gangbangers or illegal. That's just plain ignorance. You should be happy that they're preying on others of their own race, because when they start preying on the white folks, it'll tear this town apart. Without some type of intervention this will be a long, hot summer in Lodi. "Your funny pre$$ure$on. Lodi might be a small town, but for starters most of the people here are white and the people of Lodi aren't going to sit there and let gangbangers ruin their little town. Besides all the white racists will come from Woodbridge and the country to fight the gangs with their hunting rifles :).

     
  • posted at 12:21 pm on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    I'm not protecting any gangbangers, just the fact that bloggers see an Hispanic name and come to the conclusion that they're either gangbangers or illegal. That's just plain ignorance. You should be happy that they're preying on others of their own race, because when they start preying on the white folks, it'll tear this town apart. Without some type of intervention this will be a long, hot summer in Lodi.

     
  • posted at 11:50 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    I was totaslly against gang bangers killing each other but another poster completely changed my mind. I am really ok with it now, in fact the more the merrier, the sooner the better.

     
  • posted at 11:12 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    pre$$ure$on wrote on May 6, 2010 1:38 PM:" T&C, there is a database for documented gang members, I believe both here in Lodi, Stockton and other SJ county towns. They can only be documented if they have an arrest and conviction on their record. The rest are suspected gang members, wannabes, soldiers and even shot callers. It's sophisticated crime like the Mafia that the government denied for years never existed, and I think they still are in denial, as is Lodi. I don't know how they handle the situation with juveniles, but I'd assume their juvenile behavior would be dismissed when they reach 18. That's why gangs like to use juveniles in any capacity they can. Unless they're tried as adults, their punishment is less than severe. You always seemto take the opposite side of me pre$$ur$on...I guess so you have someone to "Vent on"....but not always do I disagree with you. You make some very good points in your post.

     
  • posted at 8:38 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    T&C, there is a database for documented gang members, I believe both here in Lodi, Stockton and other SJ county towns. They can only be documented if they have an arrest and conviction on their record. The rest are suspected gang members, wannabes, soldiers and even shot callers. It's sophisticated crime like the Mafia that the government denied for years never existed, and I think they still are in denial, as is Lodi. I don't know how they handle the situation with juveniles, but I'd assume their juvenile behavior would be dismissed when they reach 18. That's why gangs like to use juveniles in any capacity they can. Unless they're tried as adults, their punishment is less than severe. In NYC, where we spent about 6 years taking care of my mother-in-law, they're allowed to describe and name even juveniles in the newspapers including name, usually always parents' names and their criminal backgrounds. I assume it's some particular law in California that prohibits that, but I find that would be a very valuable resource. Maybe someone could tell me why this tool can't be used to fight crimes?

     
  • posted at 5:35 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    I watched a You tube post the other day that showed a dog struggling to rescue another dog from a busy freeway that had been hit by a car. The dog drug the wounded dog to safety while car after car sped by – the dog had more compassion on one of its own than humans! And guess what? The dog lived. How much MORE precious is human life than that of a dogs? So much more. Dear God, have mercy on you all.

     
  • posted at 5:35 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    You know, LNS editors, etc., it's rather disconcerting to read over and over again the disparaging comments left on these blogs when a person dies. From the Lorimer news article to this one, people seem compelled to make disgusting comments about somebody dying, and the comments seem to be stemmed with racial undertones and such utter contempt for human life. "Looks like somebody did Lodi a favor." What kind of a comment is that? A hateful compassion-less one. This young man's life was taken from him - he was murdered. I have a son who will soon be 29. I can't imagine losing him due to murder regardless if it was gang related or not. What a tragedy. We don't know why he was known to law enforcement. But the thing is, a life was taken and somewhere a mother grieves. Come on people. Be civil or be gone? Please, stop making these heartless comments. Show some respect for your fellow Lodians, for fellow citizens.

     
  • posted at 4:49 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    mandi1 wrote on May 6, 2010 8:57 AM:" how many shootings in the last month?maybe the police should quit hanging around Kettleman and Mills (where the working people are) and focus their efforts on Kettleman and Central (where the gangsters and illegals are)! You have a very good point, but maybe, at least it appears on the surface that LPD doen't like to be around people who shoot back?

     
  • posted at 4:19 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    @wowerzz: This may be National Prayer Day but I pray every day -- for the safety of my friends and family. That would include safety from gang-bangers and others who would do them harm so perhaps this was an answer to one of the prayers? Only God knows.

     
  • posted at 3:57 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    how many shootings in the last month?maybe the police should quit hanging around Kettleman and Mills (where the working people are) and focus their efforts on Kettleman and Central (where the gangsters and illegals are)!

     
  • posted at 3:38 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    well he dead. I guess thats all they won't us to know/

     
  • posted at 3:11 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    "Torres is known to law enforcement, but police declined to give details."Once more this is a (BS) "Politically Correct" California COPOUT, to "DOWNPLAY" Suspected Gang banger connections, and that this was an absoultely innocent murder!It is sad to see LPD attempt to Withold Facts we already are sure about for the sake of implying Lodi DOES NOT have a very serious Gang problem.Wake up!Quit taking the approach that "It wasn't Gang related, and start doing some serious Probation/Parole/Gang sweeps!Why is that too much to ask?If the gang bangers are congregating at Hale and Lawrence Park after dark or in the evening, "Sweep in there and get some punks off the street!

     
  • posted at 3:00 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    Civil or be gone?...c'mon people...the guy died...Lodian63 on different circumstances i would agree with ya....but he's dead..and today's National Prayer Day...lol..give em some peace

     
  • posted at 2:31 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    If I had to guess regarding his employment, I'd say "entrepreneur." :-)

     
  • posted at 1:47 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    'Torres is known to law enforcement...'Big surprise. Looks like somebody did Lodi a favor.

     
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