Pinoy killed at birthday party robbery in California

By ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Aug 12 2014 09:39 AM | Updated as of Aug 12 2014 05:42 PM

REDWOOD CITY, California – A 25-year-old Filipino man was fatally shot early Sunday morning outside his home in Tracy, California during an apparent attempted robbery.

Tracy police arrived at 1:20 a.m. Sunday after receiving calls of shots fired.

They found Darell Esguerra lying unconscious on the ground.

Esguerra was transported to San Joaquin General Hospital but was pronounced dead two hours later.

According to reports, there was a family birthday party going on at the home.

Guests began to leave the home around 1 a.m. when a group of armed strangers tried to rob them.

Witnesses say at least 20 bullets were fired toward the house.

One of the bullets hit Esguerra at the back of the head.

Esguerra is Tracy’s first homicide victim in nearly two years.

Tracy police do not have anyone in custody at this time.

Meanwhile, the family started an online fundraiser or Esguerra’s funeral arrangements.

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