Location: Dinuba

Incident Date: 9-4-20

City: Dinuba

Posted by: Media Relations

Cutler Man Arrested for August Murder

On 9/4/20, TCSO Detectives arrested 32-year-old Antonio Mendoza Chavez of Cutler for the murder of 51-year-old Alfredo Carranza of Dinuba.

Carranza was found shot to death in his Dinuba home on August 14, 2020.


Through their investigation, Detectives with the Homicide Unit determined Chavez was responsible for the shooting and tried to stop him while he was driving in the Orosi area. Chavez refused to stop and led Detectives on a pursuit to the Orange Cove area. Chavez ultimately pulled over and was taken into custody without further incident. He has been booked at the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Pre-Trial Facility on homicide charges.

This is still an active investigation and a motive for the murder is not being released. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Steve Sanchez or Detective Joshua Lowry with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at 559-733-6218.