Thursday , February 22 2024

Three Arrests in Shooting of 16-year-old Girl

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Three alleged gang members have been arrested in the shooting that gravely wounded a 16-year-old Fresno girl.<br /><br />More than 60 law enforcement officers spent Wednesday searching for suspects and serving search warrants near downtown Fresno.<br /><br />Tactical officers and gang officers from Fresno and Clovis Police, the Fresno Sheriff’s department and CHP served eight search warrants. They’re looking for members of one of the most violent gangs in the city.<br /><br />&quot;We were looking for several College Street Bulldogs involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old girl,&quot; said Lt. Joe Gomez with the Fresno Police Department.<br /><br />The shooting happened at a home on College Avenue November 30th. Close to a dozen gang members showed up at the house to confront a rival gang member. The suspects shot through the security door, striking an innocent 16-year-old girl in the head.<br /><br />Police arrested three of the suspects in that shooting: 22-year-old Paul Murillo, 23-year-old Marcos Vega, and 23-year-old Miguel Martinez-Lopez.<br /><br />They are looking for a fourth suspect who has been identified as 17-year-old Brandon Escobedo.<br /><br />All will face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into a home. <br /><br />Officers also found a gun during their search. They’ll see if that’s the weapon used in the shooting.<br /><br />Police say even if they don’t find everyone they’re looking for during the service of the search warrants, they’re gaining valuable information.<br /><br />&quot;They’re getting evidence too. They’re going to now search that thoroughly and they’re going to look for evidence related to the shooting,&quot; Lt. Gomez said.<br /><br />The searches and gang sweep will run through Wednesday night and into the early morning hours, working off information gained to track down the suspects who carelessly shot into a home.<br /><br />&quot;If you have any idea who these College Street Bulldogs are please call the police department. We’ll be out until the early morning hours and we’ll be out there and pick them up,&quot; Lt. Gomez said.<br /><br />If you have any information on the shooting or the suspects, call Fresno Police detectives at (559) 621-2451 or (559) 621-2424. Or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP. You will remain anonymous.<br /></div>

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