Fresno gang member arrested in fatal shooting outside motel

The Fresno BeeFebruary 21, 2014 

Aaron Brown

A southwest Fresno gang member has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man earlier this month, police reported.

Lt. Mark Salazar of the Street Violence Bureau identified the suspect as Aaron Brown, 32. The slain man was John Williams, 43, who died after he was shot in front of a motel on South G Street and died of his injuries at Community Regional Medical Center.

Brown was taken into custody Thursday in the 1500 block of Santa Clara Street.

Salazar said there have been seven homicides in Fresno this year, compared to seven at the same time last year, but there has been a 10% reduction in total violent crime, a 20% drop in shootings and a 61% reduction in gang shootings.

The reporter can be reached at jguy@fresnobee.com or at (559) 441-6339 or on Twitter @jimguy27

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