The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office on Friday filed a case against a 22-year-old man who was arrested this week in connection with a southwest Fresno shooting.
Ahmad Muhammad was arrested in southeast Fresno on Wednesday during an operation involving more than 70 officers from a number of agencies who served search warrants focused on the Muhammad criminal street gang.
Police said Muhammad and another man allegedly shot and injured two men outside the Jensen Walnut Market at Jensen and Walnut avenues on April 14. Police said the injuries were not life-threatening.
The other alleged shooter, Ibn Haqq, 19, has not been found.
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Fresno police Lt. Mark Salazar said Muhammad is on parole for a home invasion and drugs and was booked into Fresno County Jail in connection to the shooting.
Detectives said the market shooting was connected to another gang-related shooting April 6 on the 2000 block of East Pontiac Way in central Fresno. Three people were injured, but their wounds were not life-threatening. No one was arrested and the investigation into that shooting is ongoing.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer briefed officers before they served search warrants Wednesday, predominately in southwest Fresno. He also talked with residents as the warrants were being served. Salazar said Dyer and other detectives helped ease the “natural tension” because they took the time to explain the aim of the police operation.