Man fatally shot in Parlier identified

The Fresno BeeMarch 9, 2014 

The man who was killed in a shooting Friday afternoon in Parlier has been identified as Arthur Gomez Jr., the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

When deputies arrived to assist Parlier police about 3 p.m. near 7th Street and Corto Avenue, Gomez was discovered wounded inside his home. Witnesses at the scene identified Gomez's neighbor, Joel Valera, 37, as the shooter.

Gomez was taken Community Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputies later arrested Valera at his home and also seized firearms believed to have been used in the shooting. Valera was booked into Fresno County Jail.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact detective Stricker at (559) 600-8205.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6659, daguilera@fresnobee.com or @DianaT_Aguilera on Twitter.

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