January 2, 2014 9:10 PM

New Year’s homicide was gang-related, Merced police say

Merced police are asking for the public’s help to identify those responsible for the death of a Merced man who was found fatally shot New Year’s Day in the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Derby Drive. According to reports, the victim of the apparent gang-related shooting death was 21-year-old Marcus Fisher. It was not clear why the victim’s identity was not released Thursday by the Merced County Coroner’s Office. Fisher’s death marked the first homicide of the year in Merced County.

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