Location: ROAD 152 SOUTH OF IVANHOE DRIVE, VISALIA

Incident Date: 02/12/2015

Incident Time: 0716

Case Number: 15-1835

Victim: MARCOS RAYMUNDO VILLEGAS

Posted by: Media Relations

On 2-12-15 at approx. 0716 hrs. Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Rd. 152 south of Ivanhoe Dr., Visalia regarding a “man down” call.

Upon arrival Deputies located the victim on the side of the roadway obviously deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

An autopsy was performed on the victim and the cause of death was listed as exsanguination due to penetrating gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen area. It was also discovered during the autopsy that two different caliber firearms were used during the homicide.

During an ongoing investigation over the past 6 months Tulare County Violent Crimes Detectives have received information that gunshots were heard in the area and a small 4 door gold colored sedan with tinted windows was seen leaving the area where the victim was located at the time of the incident. Violent Crimes Detectives believe this incident is gang related.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is asking that anyone with information on the above vehicle call Det. Sanchez at 559-735-1873. They can also call 559-733-6218 or 800-808-0488. Anyone with information call also remain anonymous by calling TIP NOW at 559-725-4149.