Killings of 5 men in California are related, police say

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Rewards totaling $85,000, which investigators believe are related, have been offered for information leading to an arrest in five deadly shootings since July in Stockton, Calif the police with.
After reviewing surveillance footage, detectives have located an unidentified "person of interest" in the murders, Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden wrote on the department's Facebook page on Saturday. Police released a grainy still image of a person filmed from behind, dressed all in black and wearing a black cap.
The latest killing occurred just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, when a 54-year-old man was shot dead in a residential area north of downtown, McFadden said.
Police said he was the fifth man to be fatally shot within a few square miles since July 8. Detectives believe all five murders are related "based on our investigation and the reports we receive," McFadden said.
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Police said the victims were traveling alone when they were killed in the evening or early morning in the city of 320,000, about 50 miles south of the state capital Sacramento.
The victims' ages range from 21 to 54; four of the men were Hispanic and one was white, McFadden said.
“We are committed to protecting our community and resolving these cases using all the resources at our disposal, including SIE. We need your help!!!! If anyone has any information regarding these investigations, call us immediately. Please remember that our victims have grieving family members who need a solution. If you know something, say something," the boss wrote on Facebook.
The City of Stockton offered a $75,000 reward and Stockton Crime Stoppers offered an additional $10,000.

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