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Suspect, 19, arrested in attempted double murder

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POSTED October 11, 2013 10:45 p.m.

A 19-year-old Sacramento man has been arrested on attempted murder charges associated with  an early morning double shooting Sept. 7 in a Victory Avenue home south of Alameda Street and east of Union Road, just blocks north of the Manteca Police Department.

A U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Team successfully served the arrest warrant on Ray Joseph without incident Thursday and transported him to the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp where he is being held without bail on eight felony charges, according to the Sheriff’s website.

Joseph allegedly kicked in the front door of the home at about 3:40 a.m., firing at a male and a female occupant in an assault detectives said was not just a random act of violence.  They reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries, but the man’s eyesight was said to possibly be affected by the shooting when he was hit in the head.

A nearby resident reported seeing the gunman kicking in the door before entering the home and firing the shots at the pair.  They were transported to an area hospital where one was reportedly released two days later and the man was said to be in stable condition.

Joseph’s court date is set for Tuesday, Oct., 15, at the Stockton Courthouse.

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