A Bulldog gang member was arrested Friday after a nine-day shooting investigation.
On Jan. 14, Fresno police found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. Detectives gathered suspect information before the victim was transported in an ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center.
Following leads from Facebook and the local record management system, detectives produced a photographic lineup of possible suspects. The victim identified Antonio Jaurequi, a 28-year-old Bulldog gang member, as the person responsible for the shooting.
Friday night, detectives and police dogs were setting up their position surrounding Jaurequi’s apartment on North Chestnut Avenue when he emerged to smoke a cigarette. Using the element of surprise, detectives arrested him without incident.
Detectives searched the apartment and found a .45 caliber handgun that was disassembled and hidden in various places. They believe that is the weapon Jaurequi used in the Jan. 14 shooting.
Police said Jaurequi has an extensive criminal history. He was booked into Fresno County Jail on a variety of weapons-related charges, including assault with a deadly weapon.