Family searches for answers following deadly home invasion in Ceres

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A family is calling for justice after their loved one was killed in a home invasion this September in Stanislaus County.The break-in was reported at 6 a.m. in the 2600 block of Gondring Road in the city of Ceres on Sept. 27, 2022, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies who responded found a man identified as 22-year-old Christian Sanchez with serious injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.Sanchez’s family shared surveillance video with KCRA 3 from that morning which shows the moments a group of suspects carrying guns forced Sanchez back into the home.”There are no words to seeing the last moments of your loved one. It’s something that I wish I didn’t have to see. I wish that video wasn’t there because obviously, it’s going to scar us for life,” said Fernando Roa, Sanchez’s uncle. In the video the suspects can be heard asking Sanchez his name and if there were kids in the home. Video below shows men force their way into Ceres homeAccording to the initial report for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office sometime during a fight between the intruders and the residents Sanchez was shot. The home invaders fled immediately afterward.”Our hopes on posting the video was people might recognize voices, they might recognize the style of how the person walks. We’re looking for information as to who did this to Christian,” Roa said. His family says he had just started a welding job working to take care of his daughter and family.”He’s already laid to rest. I won’t say in peace because his killers are still out there,” Roa said.The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said the invasion and deadly shooting is an ongoing investigation and are working to gather more details. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 209-567-4466.

A family is calling for justice after their loved one was killed in a home invasion this September in Stanislaus County.

The break-in was reported at 6 a.m. in the 2600 block of Gondring Road in the city of Ceres on Sept. 27, 2022, the sheriff’s office said.

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Deputies who responded found a man identified as 22-year-old Christian Sanchez with serious injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

22-year-old Christian Sanchez killed in Ceres home invasion

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22-year-old Christian Sanchez killed in Ceres home invasion

Sanchez’s family shared surveillance video with KCRA 3 from that morning which shows the moments a group of suspects carrying guns forced Sanchez back into the home.

“There are no words to seeing the last moments of your loved one. It’s something that I wish I didn’t have to see. I wish that video wasn’t there because obviously, it’s going to scar us for life,” said Fernando Roa, Sanchez’s uncle.

In the video the suspects can be heard asking Sanchez his name and if there were kids in the home.

Video below shows men force their way into Ceres home

According to the initial report for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office sometime during a fight between the intruders and the residents Sanchez was shot. The home invaders fled immediately afterward.

“Our hopes on posting the video was people might recognize voices, they might recognize the style of how the person walks. We’re looking for information as to who did this to Christian,” Roa said.

His family says he had just started a welding job working to take care of his daughter and family.

“He’s already laid to rest. I won’t say in peace because his killers are still out there,” Roa said.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said the invasion and deadly shooting is an ongoing investigation and are working to gather more details.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 209-567-4466.

22-year-old Christian Sanchez killed in Ceres home invasion

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