A man wanted in a fatal shooting in January in Fresno was arrested Thursday morning in central Fresno. Police say the arrest took place as Adrian Montejano, 28, was hunting another rival in order to settle scores.
Montejano was sought in the shooting death of Cesar Chavez, 28, who was gunned down near Olive and Jackson avenues on Jan. 10. Lt. Joe Gomez said both men were gang members. Officers found Chavez on the ground after he had been shot twice. He died later at Community Regional Medical Center.
On Thursday, Gomez said, a police officer spotted Montejano at the wheel of a blue Volkswagen on Belmont Avenue. Montejano was hunting another gang member to shoot, Gomez said. The officer tried to make a traffic stop, but Montejano sped away and the pursuit was halted for public safety.
Undercover officers spotted Montejano a short time later in the 200 block of North Glenn Avenue, just north of Divisadero Street. He jumped out of the car and ran into the Mary’s Apartments complex.
He was taken into custody while hiding between two cars in a parking lot, Gomez said.