Police search for suspect in Los Banos shooting

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Los Banos Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting in the 200 block of G Street Saturday.

Police said they arrived in the area and found a 17-year-old male with two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a Modesto area hospital for treatment.

Police said they located a white Chevrolet Malibu in the 400 block of Rockport Drive. Police said they contacted 20-year-old Michael Isaac Lozano, and 23-year-old Taylor Wade Johnston, of Los Banos getting out of the vehicle. 

The officer said they detained Johnson who was on probation and Lozano walked away after briefly talking with the officer. 

Police said after Michael Isaac Lozano left, the officer located evidence linking the vehicle and Lozano to the G Street shooting.

Police said 20-year-old Taylor Wade Johnston was arrested in connection with the shooting and charged with conspiracy, accessory to a crime, and participation in a criminal street gang. 

A warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Michael Isaac Lozano in connection with the shooting.

Los Banos police said the shooting appears to be gang motivated and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this crime or the whereabouts of Michael Isaac Lozano is encouraged to call the Los Banos Police Department at (209) 827-7070, ext. 0. To leave an anonymous crime tip call (209) 827-7070, ext. 2545. 

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April 29 2021 12:00 am

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