Scott Anthony Bates Death and Obituary, Victim Identified in Fatal Modesto Shooting

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The man fatally shot in south Modesto on Saturday September 3 2022 night, has been identified as a Modesto resident Scott Anthony Bates, 28, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office.

About 9:50 p.m. Saturday, deputies, Modesto police, firefighters and American Medical Response were dispatched to the 100 block of Imperial Avenue at the reports of a shooting.

Bates was found with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Paramedics began treatment but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspects have been arrested, and as of Tuesday morning, investigators have not released any information on a suspect or possible motive.

Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call Detective Hankins at 209-275-7532. Anonymous tips may be left with Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward.


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