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NEWS RELEASE – July 29, 2016.

Source:  Modesto Police Department 

Modesto, CA – Modesto Police detectives continue their investigation into a shooting which took place involving a subject armed with a knife and an off-duty Department of Corrections Officer at a north Modesto business. 

On Thursday, July 28, 2016 Modesto Police Officers were dispatched to the Costco in the 3900 Block of Pelandale Avenue just before 5 PM. They received several reports that a male subject armed himself with a knife found inside the store. While officers were responding, they received additional information that the armed suspect was shot by an off-duty California Department of Corrections officer. 

The suspect, 61-year-old Gary Harlan Scott from Modesto, was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical, but stable condition. The off-duty corrections officer was not injured. 

The investigation is still in the early stages and no additional information can be released at this time. 

If you have any information about the shooting, we encourage you to contact the Modesto Police Department at 209-572-9500. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message. 

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