Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects involved in today’s early afternoon hot prowl burglary which resulted in the victim shooting at the suspects.

Shortly before 1:00pm, deputies responded to the burglary in-progress call at a residence located on Ashlan just east of Palm in Old Fig Garden.

The victim reported he was home alone when his front door was kicked in. The suspect was still standing in the front entryway when the victim, who had armed himself, confronted the suspect.

The suspect ran out the front door with the victim chasing after him. The suspect jumped into a black Dodge Charger which was parked in front of the residence. As the suspect jumped into the left rear passenger door, a second suspect jumped out of the right rear passenger door. Fearing for his safety, the victim fired his handgun in the direction of the vehicle. The second suspect immediately jumped back into the car and it sped away west on Ashlan.

It is unknown if anyone in the vehicle was struck. The victim was not hurt during the incident.

The suspect who entered the residence is described as a Hispanic male, mid to late 20’s, 5-7 to 5-10 with a medium build. He had very short hair, shaved on the sides, and a thin mustache. He was wearing a white T-shirt.

The second suspect was also described as a Hispanic male, wearing a black T-shirt.

The vehicle is described as a newer model Dodge Charger four door with tinted windows and wide tires. There was at least one, and possibly two more suspects inside the vehicle. It was last seen westbound on Ashlan towards Palm.

The suspects, vehicle, and details are similar to another hot prowl burglary which occurred yesterday at a residence near San Ramon & West in northwest Fresno.

In their attempt to drive away, the suspects had to wait as there was heavy traffic in front of the residence.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle at the time of the incident, or anyone who may have any information regarding this investigation, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 600-3111, or CrimeStoppers at 498-STOP(7867).

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137