A Fresno man was arrested this past Saturday night after firing several shotgun blasts at a residence in western Fresno County, and then leading deputies on a pursuit. Arrested was 19 year old Jose Galindo Gonzalez.

Shortly after 11:00pm, deputies responded to a residence located in the 3000 block of N Dickenson regarding several shots being fired from a vehicle. The vehicle involved was described as a white Cadillac.

When the first deputy arrived, he observed the vehicle parked on McKinley near Dickenson. As the deputy turned on his emergency lights and attempted to check the vehicle, the driver sped away and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit last for almost 12 minutes with speeds reaching 90 mph. California Highway Patrol units assisted as well as the CHP helicopter. The pursuit finally ended when the Cadillac pulled into an apartment complex near McKinley and Marks.

The driver of the Cadillac, later identified as Gonzalez, was immediately taken into custody without further incident. He was found to be intoxicated.

Assisting deputies discovered a shotgun on the ground where Gonzalez had been parked. Scratched in the stock of the shotgun were the words, "down for whatever."

Gonzalez was later booked into the Fresno County Jail on charges of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, felony evading, and driving under the influence.

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Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
(559) 977-0379
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