Location: 20400 block of Road 256, Strathmore

Incident Date: 03/09/17

Incident Time: 1315 hours

Case Number: 17-02856

Victim: Rudy Gabriel Florez

City: Strathmore

Posted by: Dispatch



Victim: Rudy Gabriel Florez  28 years of age, resident of Visalia     


Suspect: Alejandro Ibarra 28 years of age, resident of Lindsay



After a 2-week investigation into the murder of Rudy Gabriel Florez, Violent Crime Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Sheriff's CATTCH (County Apprehension Team Tracking Criminals in Hiding) and TAGNET units (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team), executed a search warrant in the 700 block of North Ash in the City of Lindsay on March 22, 2017.

During the investigation, Detectives identified Alejandro Ibarra as the person responsible for the murder. Ibarra was contacted during the service of the search warrant and arrested without incident. He was later booked at Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility for murder.  


No further information will be released at this time.


The case is still an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Clower and/or Sergeant Torres with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.