UPDATE: On Friday, September 29, 2023, around 5:00 pm the Tracy Police Department, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service, arrested Leopoldo Coria (34 years old from Tracy, CA) for the murder of Joseph Valles. Coria was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.
IMAGE: Leopoldo Coria Booking Photo
ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Friday, June 23, 2023, around 7:30 pm the Tracy Police Department (PD) responded to a report of a person shot in the 3000 block of Elsinore Drive. Upon their arrival, patrol officers located two males with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both were taken to area hospitals, one did not survive, and the second male is expected to survive.
Initial information obtained by investigators led them to a house in the 2900 block of Fairfield Drive. The Tracy PD Crisis Response Unit (SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Tactical Dispatch Team) responded and served a search warrant at the residence. The suspect, who has been identified, was not located at the residence. Specialized units from Tracy PD are currently searching for the suspect.
The investigation is ongoing as detectives attempt to identify the deceased victim and speak to potential witnesses.
If you have any information about this case, contact Detective Lissette Ortiz at Lissette.Ortiz@TracyPD.com or (209) 831-6569.