Suspect - Kaden Fearbordonaro

At 2:30 pm on Saturday, dispatchers with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a property owner on Mistletoe Lane, near Ennis Road in Squaw Valley.

The caller said a man was trespassing, acting strange and refusing to leave. The suspect attempted to contact two other property owner who saw his behavior as erratic, making them feel as though he presented a danger to them and possibly himself.

A deputy arrived on scene and saw the suspect speaking to a woman, who was holding a shovel in case she needed to defend herself. As the deputy tried to contact the suspect, he kept his hands inside the pockets of his sweatshirt. The deputy gave him commands to show his hands, but he would not. Instead, he charged the deputy, running straight toward him. The deputy fired multiple shots at the suspect, striking him. The deputy then approached to detain and provide medical aid to the suspect. At this time the suspect told him he had a gun. However, no gun was found. The deputy applied a tourniquet to the suspect’s injury and stayed with him until a medical helicopter landed on scene. The suspect was flown to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment.

The suspect, Kaden Fearbordonaro, is 21 years old. He is a transient who does not have a connection to the Squaw Valley Area.  He faces felony charges of PC148 D, attempting to remove an officer's firearm and PC69, deterring an officer by threat / violence.  He remains hospitalized and doctor’s expect him to survive. He has been electronically booked into jail.

This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to please contact Detective Jose Diaz at (559) 600-8204 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867,  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Kaden Fearbordonaro


Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137