Location: 1100 block of East Naranjo in Woodlake

Incident Date: 2-20-21

Incident Time: 1815hrs

City: Woodlake

Posted by: Media Relations

32-Year-Old Man Shoots & Kills Father, Leads Deputies on a Chase, Then Takes His Own Life

Just before 6:15 tonight, TCSO Deputies were called to a home in the 1100 block of East Naranjo in Woodlake for a shooting.


When they arrived, they found a man in his 60s, who had been shot to death. 


Through their investigation, Detectives learned the suspect was the victim’s 32-year-old son, Arnold



Witnesses provided Detectives with a description of Arnold and his car, and they were able to track him down. Arnold then led TCSO Deputies on a chase that ended near the Kaweah Recreation Boat Ramp. That’s where Arnold shot and killed himself.


The victim has been identified as 62-year-old Abel Martin.


This investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218