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Shooting victim remains in critical condition, Police seeking suspect
Shooting Suspect
Escalon Police are seeking the person pictured in this video still, who is a suspect in the Oct. 10 armed robbery and shooting at the Family Dollar. If anyone recognizes him, contact the Escalon Police Department immediately at 209-838-7093. Escalon Police Photo

The 18-year-old Escalon resident who was shot during an attempted armed robbery of the Family Dollar on Oct. 10 is stable but still in critical condition, said Escalon Police Chief Gus Flores.

The victim, a female employee at Family Dollar on Jackson Avenue, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and the armed assailant then fled the scene. As of Monday, Flores said they are actively following leads on the whereabouts of the suspect.

The victim was behind the counter and police said the suspect was armed with a 9mm semiautomatic pistol; the female employee sustained four gunshot wounds.

The assistant store manager put the call in to the police and after the shots were fired around 7:35 p.m. Oct. 10. Initially, police reported he left the scene in a vehicle but later determined he fled on foot, toward the area of Mitchell and California.

Residents that have any information or Ring footage to share can contact the Escalon Police Department non-emergency number at 209-838-7093; or contact San Joaquin County Crimestoppers at 1-866-60-CRIME (1-866-602-7463) to place an anonymous tip.

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Justice, DOJ, assisted with the investigation on scene; none of the other employees and no customers were injured.

Flores said authorities believe the suspect left the city following the incident, perhaps getting in to a car parked away from the scene.

He was described as being about five feet, eight inches tall and weighing between 165 and 175 pounds, a medium complexioned black male adult with dreadlocks on one side of his head, a mustache and a goatee.