Police: Fresno gang member threatened sister-in-law with gun while her children were home

A Fresno gang member was arrested on Nov. 16 after he allegedly pointed a handgun at his sister-in-law, tied her up and threatened to kill her while her two young children were home, police said.

Fresno police Sgt. Chris Serrano said that Daniel Garcia went to his 37-year-old sister-in-law’s home on Nov. 15 looking for his estranged wife, who had left a few days before after Garcia allegedly beat her. The victim told police that Garcia was trying to kill his wife and threatened her sister after he was unable to find his spouse.

Police arrested Garcia the next day. They found evidence linking Garcia to the Nov. 15 threats and false imprisonment and the domestic assault a few days before, Serrano said.

Serrano said Garcia, a Bulldog gang member and ex-felon, confessed to both crimes. He was charged with multiple felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon, spousal abuse, false imprisonment and making criminal threats.

Investigators and advocates from the Marjaree Mason Center are working with both victims to ensure they receive needed help, Serrano said.