Fresno County Sheriff detectives have released the identity of the man shot and killed yesterday in the 6500 Block of South Smith Road. He is 49-year-old Francisco Esquivel-Lucio of Parlier.
Esquivel-Lucio's body was discovered on a dirt access road approximately 25 yards west of Smith Road. Responding EMS personnel declared him dead at the scene.
Esquivel-Lucio, who also goes by the name, "Poncho," lived at a residence nearby where his body was discovered.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have information on Esquivel-Lucio's actions, or any suspicious activity in the 6500 Block of South Smith Road, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., to please contact Detective Jody Flores at 600-8210, Detective Romeo Grajeda at 600-8206, or the Sheriff's Office at 488-3111.