On March 2, 2019, 53 year old Ernesto Hernandez of Fresno passed away in the hospital.  His death has been ruled a homicide and Fresno County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are now conducting an investigation.

Around 11:30 pm on February 24th, someone passing by the alley located off Mayfair Blvd., between E. Normal Ave. and Norris Drive West, noticed a man (later identified as Ernesto Hernandez) on the ground who appeared to be injured.  They made a report and an ambulance showed up to check on Hernandez.  EMS personnel transported him to the hospital.  Due to the severity of his injuries, hospital staff notified law enforcement.  

The area where Hernandez was found was determined to be a county location in Fresno’s Mayfair District, so Sheriff’s Office detectives responded and began an investigation.  At this time, it is unknown who is responsible for injuring Hernandez and the reason behind it.  Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify any person or vehicle that may be associated with this crime.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to please contact Sheriff’s Detective Carl Chalmers at (559) 600-8207.  You may also turn to Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Alley located off Mayfair Blvd., between E. Normal Ave. and Norris Drive West


Contact Information

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