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Police investigate homicide inside a gated community in Chowchilla

Police are investigating a homicide in a gated community in Chowchilla.

Officers responded to call for medical aid at a home inside Greenhills Estates around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There, they found a man inside a vehicle who had severe injuries to his head and face.

The man, identified as John Davidson of Chowchilla, was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where he died, police said in a news release.

While the death is still being investigated and information could change as more facts are gathered, police said it is being treated as a homicide.

What police say they know so far:

Davidson had an argument with his wife, Amber Davidson, outside of a home in Greenhills. She was in the driver’s seat of her pickup at the time and Davidson was trying to get into the vehicle by banging on the windshield. Davidson was dragged and fell from the truck as his wife tried to drive away.

Davidson sustained injuries from the fall and was “hunched” over in the roadway. Amber Davidson called a friend, who helped put Davidson in to the rear seat of the truck. They then drove to another home inside the community, where police were called and the investigation began.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call Sgt. Daniel Denny at 559-665-8600.

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