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Police look for shooting suspect in Fresno

The gun that Fresno police say was used in a shooting Oct. 10.
The gun that Fresno police say was used in a shooting Oct. 10.

The Fresno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a shooting suspect.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of McKinley and Palm avenues Oct. 10 around 1:25 p.m.

Police described what they learned:

When officers arrived in the area, they found a 31-year-old man who said he was driving through the intersection when he exchanged words with the suspect. The driver continued west on McKinley and he saw the suspect walk toward a group of people, who started barking at the man and yelling out “Bulldogs.”

At that time, shots were fired, hitting the man’s car and another car parked nearby.

Officers canvassed the area and found a .38 revolver with five expended shell casings.

Police later found Justin Larios, 29, who said he took a gun from the shooter, but he did not fire the shots. Larios admitted to Gun Crimes Unit detective Dan Laband being a Bulldogs gang member and admitted to throwing the gun on the ground when he saw police patrol cars. Larios was booked into the Fresno County Jail for possession of a firearm and gang enhancements.

The man suspected of firing the gun is described as a Hispanic male, 18-24 years of age, with long, puffy hair, weighing 220-270 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 559-621-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP.

Tomas Kassahun: 559-441-6659, @TomasKassahun

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