Man shot and killed during altercation in Merced, police say

Authorities are investigating after a man was shot and killed Monday night in Merced.

At about 8 p.m., authorities received numerous calls regarding a shooting in the 1700 block of Conestoga Drive, according to the Merced Police Department. Authorities said it appears there was an altercation between at least two people before shots were fired.

A 36-year-old man was shot and died of his injuries, according to police. Detectives canvased the area Monday looking for any witnesses and possible video surveillance.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Arias at 209-769-3010 or by email at Some crimes can be reported through the Merced Police Department website and anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 209-385-4725.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through the Merced Area Crime Stoppers website.