A 41-year-old man was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Lodi.
It was the city’s third homicide in the last two weeks and the fourth this year.
At approximately 1:33 a.m., officers responded to a call of an unresponsive male in the area of Lodi Avenue and Cherokee Lane, according to a press release from the Lodi Police Department. A San Joaquin County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle was in the area and was flagged down by the reporting party. Deputies located the victim with a gunshot wound to his back, lying in the roadway, police said. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but the victim was later pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel.