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Suspect in possible Stockton hate crime shooting arrested, police say – KCRA Sacramento

MARLON GAYLE SAYS HIS BROTHER, BOBBY .JR , HAD BEEN SHOT SEVEN TIMES, TWICE IN THE FACE. A PART OF THE VIOLENCE CAPTURED IN THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO KCRA OBTAINED, WHILE A GUNMAN YELLED RACIAL EPITHETS. MARLON SAYS HIS BROTHER CALLED ON HIS FAITH, LEAVING THIS VOICEMAIL MESSA:GE “MARLON, I’VE BEEN SHOT, PRAY FOR ME. I SWEAR TO GOD, PLEASE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS. HALLELUJ.”AH THIS SOURCE OF STRENGTH HAS HELPED THE GAYLE FAMILY THROUGH THIS HEARTBREAK. >> WE BELIEVE IN LOVE. WE BELIEVE IN FORGIVENESS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WHITE SUPREMACY, HATRED, BIGOTRY, AND ALL OF THAT – WE STAND AGAINST THAT. REPORTER: HE SAYS BOBBY IS A CEMENT MASON WHO WAS PREPARING , TO DO SOME WORK WITH A FRIDEN NEAR THIS WELLS FARGO FRIDAY NIGHT. WHENE HSAYS A DRIVER, ALMTOS HIT HIM. >>Y M BROTHER THREW HIS HANDS UP, WAS LIKE, ’HEY, MAN, SLOW DOWN, WHAT’S GOING ON, LIKE SLOW DOWN.’ AND THE GUY GOT OUT HIS TRUCK, PARKED HIS TRUCK, GOT OUT,ND A HE STARTED SAYING THE ’N’ WORD, AND JUST STARTED SHOOTING. REPORTER: NOW, THE STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTING THIS SHOOTING IINS VESTING THE SHOOTING AS A POTENTIAL HATE CRIME. >> IT IS A HEIGHTENED LEVEL RIGHT NOW. WE TAKE THESE TYPES OF CRIMES VERY SERIOUSLY AND SO WE’RE INVESTIGATING IT TO THE FULLEST. WE HAVE SOME OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO IT, AS WELL AS FIOFCER WITH THE FBI TASK FORCE. REPORTER: GAYLE SAYS BOBBY’S FRIEND WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY. AND EVEN THOUGH HIS BROTHER WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES NONE OF THE , BULLETS PIERCED ANY MAJOR ARTERIES

Suspect in possible Stockton hate crime shooting arrested, police say

Stockton police said Thursday that an arrest has been made after a man was shot seven times in what authorities had been investigating as a possible hate crime.Detectives with the Stockton Police Department arrested Michael Hayes, 31, in connection with the Friday shooting of 45-year-old Bobby Gayle Jr., a news release said. Hayes was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail and is facing attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and weapons charges.“I would like to thank the anonymous tipster and the hard work of our detectives for bringing a quick resolution to this case for the victim and his family,” Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said in a prepared statement. “Gun violence is not tolerated in our community.”Part of Friday night’s violence was captured in surveillance footage obtained by KCRA 3. Bobby, a cement mason, was preparing to do some work with a friend near the Wells Fargo Bank on Pacific Avenue near Rivara Road when a driver going backward almost hit them, said Bobby’s brother Marlon Gayle.”My brother threw his hands up, was like, ‘Hey, man, slow down. What’s going on, like slow down,'” Marlon said, “And the guy got out his truck, parked his truck, got out, and he started saying the ‘n’ word and just started shooting.”Bobby is seen on the right of the video holding his hands up as a gunman on the left shoots. Marlon said two of the shots hit Bobby in his face.Even though he was injured in the shooting, Bobby managed to call for his brother, Marlon recalled, and played a voicemail that said, “Marlon, I’ve been shot. Pray for me. I swear to God. Please. In the name of Jesus. Hallelujah.”Even though Bobby was hit several times, Marlon said none of the bullets pierced any major arteries. He is expected to survive.

Stockton police said Thursday that an arrest has been made after a man was shot seven times in what authorities had been investigating as a possible hate crime.

Detectives with the Stockton Police Department arrested Michael Hayes, 31, in connection with the Friday shooting of 45-year-old Bobby Gayle Jr., a news release said. Hayes was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail and is facing attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and weapons charges.

“I would like to thank the anonymous tipster and the hard work of our detectives for bringing a quick resolution to this case for the victim and his family,” Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said in a prepared statement. “Gun violence is not tolerated in our community.”

Part of Friday night’s violence was captured in surveillance footage obtained by KCRA 3. Bobby, a cement mason, was preparing to do some work with a friend near the Wells Fargo Bank on Pacific Avenue near Rivara Road when a driver going backward almost hit them, said Bobby’s brother Marlon Gayle.

“My brother threw his hands up, was like, ‘Hey, man, slow down. What’s going on, like slow down,'” Marlon said, “And the guy got out his truck, parked his truck, got out, and he started saying the ‘n’ word and just started shooting.”

Bobby is seen on the right of the video holding his hands up as a gunman on the left shoots. Marlon said two of the shots hit Bobby in his face.

Even though he was injured in the shooting, Bobby managed to call for his brother, Marlon recalled, and played a voicemail that said, “Marlon, I’ve been shot. Pray for me. I swear to God. Please. In the name of Jesus. Hallelujah.”

Even though Bobby was hit several times, Marlon said none of the bullets pierced any major arteries. He is expected to survive.

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