An estimated 300 people participated in a vehicle cruise Sunday night in memory of 19-year-old Dylan Noble, who was shot by Fresno police June 25.
The cruise started at the shopping center at Clovis and Herndon avenues in Clovis, where cars, trucks and motorcycles revved their engines and waved flags.
Participants then drove to the Chevron gas station at Shields and Armstrong avenues where Noble was shot. Organizers sold “Justice for Dylan” buttons and collected donations.
One of the organizers, Doug Bearden, said they raised $570 for Noble’s family. Bearden, a friend of Noble, said he was amazed by the turnout.
“The community came together and it’s just amazing what very few issues we had. It’s all for Dylan.” he said.
On June 25, police were investigating a report of a man with a rifle near Clinton and Clovis avenues when a pickup truck sped from Sunnyside Avenue onto Shield Avenue.
According to police, officer pulled over the truck, and the driver -- Noble -- didn’t comply with repeated commands to show both of his hands. Noble then placed his right hand behind his back as he “walked toward officers very rapidly,” police said.
One of the officers fired three rounds from his service handgun and the second officer fired one round from a shotgun. Noble was fatally wounded.
“There was no firearm on this individual,” police Chief Jerry Dyer said two days later. “There was no firearm found in the pickup.
“We’re talking about a 19-year-old young man who doesn’t have any criminal history, and we’re trying to figure out why this occurred.”
Images from officers’ body cameras would be used in the investigation, Dyers said.