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Argument escalates into fatal shooting, crash in south Fresno, police say

Man crashes car after being fatally shot in southeast Fresno

A man crashed his car in southeast Fresno on May 17 after being shot on Church Avenue, Fresno police say.
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A man crashed his car in southeast Fresno on May 17 after being shot on Church Avenue, Fresno police say.

A man was killed in south Fresno on Friday evening after an argument escalated into a shooting, according to police Lt. Tim Tietjen.

An argument between the victim and the suspect began on Cherry and Church avenues around 7 p.m., Tietjen said, and the victim was hit by gunfire while he was driving.

He crashed into a light pole at Sarah Street and Church Avenue, where he was found dead by officers. The shooter fled.

Tietjen said police are not releasing the victim’s age or identity, nor a description of the suspect or suspect vehicle at this time.

Church Avenue near Sarah Street was closed as police continued to investigate.

Ashleigh Panoo: 559-441-6010, @AshleighPanoo
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