Crime

Squatters and a pit bull removed from Fresno’s former ‘worst apartment complex’

Gunshots fired at ‘the worst complex in Fresno’

Multiple gunshots were fired Tuesday morning into an apartment at the so-called "worst apartment complex in Fresno."
Up Next
Multiple gunshots were fired Tuesday morning into an apartment at the so-called "worst apartment complex in Fresno."

Fresno police Monday arrested a man and a woman on trespassing charges and ordered a pit bull removed from a unit in the so-called “worst apartment complex in the city,” near West Shaw and North Marks avenues.

In the summer of 2018, two men were shot to death in the West Shaw Estates complex, prompting a responding lieutenant to label the area the city’s worst, based on the number of shootings and gang violence in the area. There was also a shooting incident at the complex earlier this year, when an apartment was riddled with gunfire, although police report that a new property management company has taken strides to improve safety and the quality of life in the area.

Sgt. Walter Boston reported that in the latest incident, the owner of a unit at West Fairmont and North Holt avenues noticed that on Sunday, the screen had been removed from an upstairs window on a unit that was vacant.

Monday, police arrived to remove the couple and the dog. Boston said the woman suffered a torn fingernail as she was being removed from the unit. The man was being assessed for high blood pressure. The SPCA was called in to remove the pit bull.

  Comments