Location: 700 block Orona,Orange Cove

Incident Date: 7-30-15

Case Number: 15-08562

Posted by: Media Relations

On 7-9-15 (4) Hispanic male adults were robbed of personal items and assaulted by suspected gang members in the area of Friant/Kern Canal. During the incident (1) of the Hispanic male victims was shot in the hip by (1) of the suspects. The injury was not life threatening. The victim was treated at the Kaweah Delta Hospital and later released.

The investigation was turned over to the North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit for follow up.  The ensuing investigation further identified suspect(s) in the incident.  On 7-30-15 a search warrant was served at a residence in the 700 blk of Orona in Orange Cove, CA as a result of the investigation.

A suspect, Manuel Iniguez 18 years old Hispanic Male, was located on 7-30-15 in the 21000 Blk of American in Reedley Ca. The Suspect was taken into custody without incident by Investigators of the Gang Unit and booked at their respective facilities on the listed charges. More arrests are anticipated.


The investigation is continuing and ongoing by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. J.Burciaga or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559) 735-1869  or (800) 808-0488. Photos available through the Main Jail.

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