A 23-year-old man was shot in leg Monday when an “interpersonal dispute” caused gunfire to erupt on a busy Fresno street, police said.
The victim suffered non-lethal injuries to his left leg.
Fresno police identified the shooter as Meharie Kidane, 28, of Fresno. They later arrested him at Cedar Avenue and Highway 180; he was expected to be booked into the Fresno County Jail Monday night on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
About 1:25 p.m., officers answered a report of a shooting near Food Mart, near North Fresno Street and McKinley Avenue, and learned that the victim was being taken by his girlfriend to Community Regional Medical Center.
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At the hospital, the victim said he was driving east on McKinley at Fresno with his girlfriend as his passenger when he saw someone coming toward him on foot carrying a gun. The shooter opened fire into the car door and a bullet hit his left leg.
The shooter stepped into a black Lexus, which sped away, while the girlfriend drove the victim to the hospital, police said.
The victim and the suspect know each other but “an interpersonal dispute” had strained their relationship, police said.