Location: Cutler

Incident Date: 2/4/2020

Case Number: 19-06943

City: Cutler

Posted by: Media Relations

Major Gang Operation Helps Detectives Solve Murder

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit arrested 27-year-old Edward Moran, 19-year-old Cristian Bravo and a 17-year-old male for the murder of Gilberto Serna last summer. 

Serna was shot and killed in the front yard of his Cutler home on June 5, 2019. Moran, Bravo and the 17-year-old were arrested during “Operation Stray Bullet” in January on charges unrelated to the murder. Based on evidence obtained during “Operation Stray Bullet”, Detectives determined all three suspects are responsible for Serna’s Murder.

This case remains an active investigation and a motive for the shooting and/or evidence leading to the arrests will not be released. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.