Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to generate new leads in a murder case that occurred two years ago.

Around 4:45 am on Sunday, June 13th, 2021, Parlier Police responded to a shooting call in front of a home on the 13000 block of 9th Street in Parlier. Two men were found with gunshot wounds. Both were transported to the hospital and one later died. He was identified as 52 year old Silvano Mendoza of Parlier. The other victim survived.

Mendoza was a field worker on his way to his job with other co-workers when he was shot. It appears he was a victim of mistaken identity.

Detectives have identified a car that may have been involved in the crime. It is a 2009 gray two-door Nissan Altima. California license plate #6JWW666.

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, www.valleycrimestoppers.org  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Reference case # 21-6920.

Silvano Mendoza
Suspect's car

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
Tony.Botti@fresnosheriff.org