Fresno police said a man suspected of stabbing another man Friday at a gas station in southeast Fresno was found hiding in a large tree.
Police said Armando Martinez, 36, was in a tall tree by the parking lots of an apartment complex near Holmes Playground. He ran away from an AM-PM gas station at Tulare Avenue and First Street after allegedly fighting and then stabbing another man in a parking lot.
The 38-year-old victim suffered upper body injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was reported in stable condition by police Saturday. After the fight, Martinez fled south from the gas station on his bike, which was later found along with a backpack. Officers then began checking the trees after reports that the man was hiding in one of them.
Martinez later surrendered and told police that he was part of the McKenzie Street Bulldogs gang.
He was also on parole with the California Department of Corrections for home invasion robbery, police said. He was taken to Fresno County Jail and booked for assault with a deadly weapon and for violating his parole.