A Fresno man accused of shooting at ducks in a northwest Fresno ponding basin Wednesday afternoon was booked into Fresno County Jail, police reported.
According to Lt. Joe Gomez, a city worker was working at the pond near Fresno Street and Nees Avenue about 12.30 p.m. when he heard gunshots and saw ducks taking off from the rain-filled body of water. More shots were fired, one of which hit a fence at a pump enclosure, prompting the worker to call 911.
A witness told officers that the shots were coming from a home in the 8000 block of North Augusta Street. Officers drove to the home, where Kent Kozera admitted shooting at the birds and surrendered a .22 caliber rifle. He was booked into Fresno County Jail on a $20,000 bond, charged with willful discharge of a firearm.