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January 1, 2014 4:38 PM

County’s first suspected homicide of 2014: Merced family finds man shot to death in their backyard

A Merced family woke up to an alarming discovery on New Year’s Day: a dead man in their backyard. It appears that the unidentified man in his 20s was shot to death, said Merced police Sgt. Scott Skinner. Police went to the scene in the 1300 block of Derby Court just before 10 a.m. Wednesday after being called by the residents of the home.

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