Crime

He was shot to death on Blackstone Avenue. Fresno police want help finding his killer

Fresno police are investigating the killing of Justin Garza, who was shot to death inside a car early Sunday at a Motel 6 in the 4000 block of North Blackstone Avenue.

Sgt. Chris Serrano on Tuesday said officers were alerted to a shooting at the motel by a ShotSpotter gunfire detection system, which recorded multiple shots about 4 a.m. Sunday.

Garza, 23, died at the scene.

Serrano said detectives believe that the shooting was an “isolated incident,” and no motive is being released at the present time.

Anyone with information regarding the killing is asked to provide information by contacting Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867, or detectives Miguel Alvarez at 559-621-2441 or Ben Barnes at 559-621-2445.

The slaying was the eighth homicide of 2019 in Fresno.

A native of Colorado, Jim Guy studied political science, Latin American politics and Spanish literature at Fresno State University, and advanced Spanish grammar in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
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