The Fresno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a shooting suspect.
Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of McKinley and Palm avenues Oct. 10 around 1:25 p.m.
Police described what they learned:
When officers arrived in the area, they found a 31-year-old man who said he was driving through the intersection when he exchanged words with the suspect. The driver continued west on McKinley and he saw the suspect walk toward a group of people, who started barking at the man and yelling out “Bulldogs.”
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At that time, shots were fired, hitting the man’s car and another car parked nearby.
Officers canvassed the area and found a .38 revolver with five expended shell casings.
Police later found Justin Larios, 29, who said he took a gun from the shooter, but he did not fire the shots. Larios admitted to Gun Crimes Unit detective Dan Laband being a Bulldogs gang member and admitted to throwing the gun on the ground when he saw police patrol cars. Larios was booked into the Fresno County Jail for possession of a firearm and gang enhancements.
The man suspected of firing the gun is described as a Hispanic male, 18-24 years of age, with long, puffy hair, weighing 220-270 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 559-621-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP.