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Dispute over thrown beer ends in deadly shooting

April 24, 2012 |  6:57 am

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder after a dispute that began with someone throwing beer ended in gunfire.

Stockton police said Monday that the shooting occurred during the day in front of a mini-mart.

"They had an argument and a guy throws the beer, and I just heard gunshots," said Manny Singh, a clerk at the FastMart.

Singh was behind the counter when the violence erupted between what police identified as members of rival gangs.  

A 16-year-old boy was ultimately arrested on suspicion of gunning down and killing his 19-year-old adversary.

Stockton police will be stepping up patrols in the area to try to prevent any retaliation between gangs for the killing.

"We're seeing a lot of kids, young kids, committing violent crimes. Whether it's street robberies, burglaries, homicides... that's definitely alarming for us," said Det. Joe Silva of the Stockton Police Department.


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