A man who had been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl in July has been released from custody, pending further investigation of the incident.

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested Gustavo Miguel Enriquez, 19, on July 19, 2020, along Finck Road on the north side of Old River. Deputies responding to a report of a man covered in blood also found the girl with a gunshot wound at the side of the road about four miles west of Tracy Boulevard.

The case was still listed on the San Joaquin County Superior Court website as due for further arraignment later this month, but the county jail website no longer had Enriquez listed as being in custody.

San Joaquin County District Attorney spokeswoman Angela Hayes confirmed that Enriquez has been released pending further investigation of new evidence, with detectives to determine if this case was actually a homicide.

She said that the District Attorney’s office could not release further information at this time. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department did not provide further details on the July 19 incident or the status of the case.

• Contact the Tracy Press at tpnews@tracypress.com or 209-835-3030.

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