News briefs: Fresno man shot to death at party


Fresno man shot to death at party

A Fresno man died early Sunday after he was shot during a fight with uninvited guests at a party in northeast Fresno, police reported.

The dead man was identified as Travis Williams, 30. It is Fresno's fifth homicide of the year. At this time last year, the city had four murders.

Fresno police said a fight broke out when several uninvited guests tried to crash a party about 1:30 a.m. at Fremont and Augusta avenues.

Williams and the shooting suspect were involved in the fight when the suspect pulled a gun and shot Williams. The suspect, who was not identified, fled with several others.

Williams' friends tried to provide first aid until police and paramedics arrived. Williams died later at Community Regional Medical Center.

Police are asking anyone with information to call detective Richard Byrd at (559) 621-2445, or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

10 arrested in Fresno on DUI

Police arrested 10 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a sobriety checkpoint in Fresno on Saturday. Officers also impounded 34 vehicles because of license violations.

The checkpoint was at Clovis and Grant avenues.

Shooting suspect gives up after standoff with Fresno police

A man suspected in a Sunday morning shooting barricaded himself in a house in southwest Fresno for several hours before surrendering, police said.

Marco Paul Mosqueda, 20, of Fresno, gave up shortly after 2:30 p.m. at Poppy and Lorena avenues, Fresno police said.

The incident began with a shooting about 9:30 a.m. on the 2200 block of South Elm Avenue near California Avenue, police said. The victim was treated at Community Regional Medical Center and was expected to survive.

Witnesses told police the shooter ran into a home on Poppy Avenue near East Rev. Chester Riggins Avenue. The police SWAT team and other officers cordoned off the neighborhood until Mosqueda surrendered.

The gun used in the shooting has not been found, police said.

Police said Mosqueda was involved in a shooting last Oct. 15 at 2305 S. Cherry Ave.

Fresno bank robbery suspect ID'd

Fresno police identified the man suspected of robbing a north Fresno bank as Claudy Philidor, 25, who provided a Los Angeles address.

He was booked Saturday into the Fresno County Jail on suspicion of armed robbery.

Police said a man wearing a mask showed a gun to a teller at the Wells Fargo branch near Fresno Street and Friant Road before escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers caught up with the man south of River Park. He jumped out of his vehicle, ran up the highway embankment and crossed Highway 41. An officer on the other side of the highway fired several times, but none of the shots hit the suspect, police said. The suspect abandoned the gun and money and continued running, police said.

Philidor was arrested at a hotel near Fresno Street and Herndon Avenue.

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