Shooting Suspect Presumed Dead after Fire Breaks Out at Modesto Home

MODESTO, CA – A man suspected of shooting and killing a Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputy and a civilian is presumed dead after a fire broke out around 10:15 p.m. in a home where he barricaded himself.

Deputy Robert Paris and a civilian served an eviction notice at the four-plex on the 2100 block of Chrysler Drive around 11 a.m., Sheriff Adam Christianson said.

It’s unclear what lead up to the shooting, but afterwards the suspect barricaded himself inside the residence.

A neighbor a few doors down from the shooting said he heard three shots.

Whether the civilian accompanied the deputies, was in the home and/or was an innocent bystander wasn’t known.

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