Location: 14400 Road 191

Incident Date: 7-7-15

Case Number: 15-8443

Victim: Confidential

City: Poplar

Posted by: Media Relations

Victim 1: HMA   Poplar 

Victim 2: HMA   Poplar 


SUSPECT: In Custody

Jose Barrientes Jr., 45 years of age

Poplar area 


SUSPECT: In Custody

Moises Angel Barrientes, 19 years of age

Poplar area 


On 07-07-15 Deputies responded to the 14400 block of Rd. 191, Poplar regarding a shooting.  After an investigation, Deputies identified suspects Moises Barrientes and Jose Barrientes Jr. as the suspects involved in the shooting which the victim’s vehicle was struck several times.  Both suspects were located and arrested in the Poplar area by Deputies from the Porterville Substation and the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit.    

Detectives from the Gang Unit took over the investigation executed a search warrant at the suspects residence. During the search a large amount of processed marijuana and ammunition were located. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Porterville Sheriff's Substation for booking on the above listed charges.    


This case is currently under investigation by Tulare County Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  Any further information please contact Detective D. De La Cruz at 559-733-6218 or 559-725-4194 (559-Tip-Now).