Man shot multiple times outside Tachi Palace casino after fight

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.
Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino. Sierra Star file

A man was shot multiple times following a fight at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, the Kings County Sheriff’s Office said.

The fight happened just before midnight Friday. Casino security officers tried to break up a fight among three men and were able to detain one of them.

The other two ran away and continued fighting. Then one of them, identified as Jose Leon, took out a gun from his waistband and shot a man by the name of Alfonso Gonzalez several times, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Casino surveillance personnel tracked down Leon after the shooting. They watched as he made a call and was eventually picked up by his sister at a gas station, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The two drove a distance before deputies caught up to them and took them into custody.

Detectives interviewed them and later arrested Leon for violating his parole and for alleged attempted murder. Leon’s sister and another man were released after being questioned.

Gonzalez, the man who was shot, was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center and was treated for his injuries. His condition was not known Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s detective on the case at 559-852-2804.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado: 559-441-6304, @cres_guez