A man who police say fatally shot another man in an Applebee's parking lot was arrested, according to police.
The Stanislaus Country Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 28-year-old Jonathan Alexander Ray in connection to the fatal shooting. He allegedly killed 40-year-old Salvador Ramos.
On May 26, deputies went to the Applebee's located at 2449 Claribel Road in Modesto, California for the report of a shooting. The restaurant, and Crossroads Shopping Center, were full when the shooting took place, police say. Many of the patrons were at the restaurant following high school graduation ceremonies.
Police say Ray left the area in a vehicle before being spotted by a sheriff's office helicopter near Oakdale and Sylvan roads. Deputies enacted a high-risk stop and took Ray into custody without incident.
Police say he had a gun on him at the time of his arrest.
Ramos was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery before dying, police say.
Detectives are still investigating the dispute, which began in the bar area of the restaurant. Police are reviewing surveillance and witness reports in order to determine what caused the conflict to escalate into a fatal shooting.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office stated that no one else was injured and there were no other suspected wanted into connection to the incident.
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