Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department detectives have identified Christopher Jose Schopp of Modesto as a suspect in the May 1 shooting death of Vang Xiong.
Detectives believe Schopp lured Xiong and his brother to an orchard in the 2600 block of West Whitmore Avenue in Modesto about 7:15 p.m. for a drug deal, according to a statement released Saturday night.
Two armed men arrived with Schopp, and during the drug deal one of the men shot Xiong. Schopp and the two men fled in an unknown type car and were last seen driving east on Whitmore.
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