Location: Avenue 428 and Road 140, Orosi

Incident Date: 1/3/17

Incident Time: 2130

Case Number: 17-00133

Victim: 41-year-old adult

City: Orosi

Posted by: Media Relations

Suspect: Jose Garcia Fernandez (20) 

On 1/3/17, at 2130 hours, Deputies responded to the area of Road 140 and Avenue 428, in Orosi, regarding a victim with a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, Deputies contacted the victim and witnesses and were provided with a vehicle description and last known direction of travel. Deputies followed the suspect tire tracks and located the vehicle matching the description provided at a residence on Road 140. The suspect was later located and detained outside of the residence. 

Detectives responded to the residence and conducted their investigation. A search warrant was written for the residence. Detectives processed the residence and collected evidence. During the investigation, the suspect was arrested and transported to the Adult Pre-Trial Facility and booked for PC 245 (Assault with a deadly weapon).

The 41-year-old male victim was treated for his injuries and released.
Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.