Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are trying to identify and locate the person who encountered 30 year old Gary Banks on a Kingsburg roadway.

Around 11:30 pm on Sunday, May 10th, a surveillance camera captured an image of Banks standing on Clarkson Ave., near 10th Ave.  A car is seen approaching, Banks falls to the ground, the driver of the car hits their brakes, swerves around Banks and then continues on their way.  Detectives would like to speak with the driver. 

It was just after midnight on Monday, May 11th, a report was made to the Kingsburg Police Department of a body lying in the road near the intersection of E. Clarkson and 12th Avenues.  Officers responded and found a man, later identified as Gary Banks, who had been struck by a vehicle.  Officers were unable to find the driver responsible for hitting Banks.  The early investigation revealed suspicious circumstances, so Kingsburg Police turned the investigation over to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s detectives have collected surveillance video showing Banks walking along E. Clarkson Ave., between 6th Avenue Drive and 12th Ave.  This occurred in the 11:00 pm hour on Sunday.  At one point he is seen wearing a red shirt and later not wearing a shirt at all.  Detectives would like the public to report any sightings they may have had of Banks.  The focus should be from 11:00 pm Sunday to midnight on Monday in the areas around Kingsburg Cemetery, Heritage Park, up to Mehlert Street.  If you have surveillance cameras in these areas, please contact detectives.  Banks is described as African American, 5’5”, 150 lbs.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Freddie Henson at (559) 600-8208 or Valley Crime Stoppers (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Gary Banks

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137