Location: 18800 on road 128, Tulare

Incident Date: 02-02-17

Incident Time: 1400 hours

Case Number: 17-01346

City: Tulare

Posted by: Dispatch

Suspect 1: Josh Vieira, an adult from Tulare, was arrested and book at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for shooting at an inhabited dwelling, criminal threats and felony evading.


On 2/02/17 at approximately 1435 hours, Deputies from the Visalia Headquarters Division, were dispatched to a subject armed with a gun on the 18800 block on Road 128 in unincorporated Tulare. On arrival, Deputies located the suspect who fled from his residence on an ATV. While on scene, Deputies located spent shell casings and firearms which were seized.


The suspect was later found on his ATV and fled from Deputies. With the assistance from the California Highway Patrol Air Division, the suspect was located and apprehended without further incident. Suspect Vieira was booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility on numerous felony charges.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 / 559-733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.