Location: 22400 Block of Avenue 248
Incident Date: 5/7/16
Incident Time: 8:45 p.m.
Case Number: 16-05819
Victim: 17-year-old male juvenile
Posted by: Dispatch
On Saturday, May 7, 2016 at approximately 2044 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff Department, along with Tulare County Fire Department, were dispatched to the area of 22400 Avenue 248, Lindsay for a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival Fire personnel extinguished the vehicle fire. The body of an unknown decedent was located outside of the vehicle. The cause of death is unknown at this time and the identity of the decedent is unknown. An autopsy is pending at this time to determine the cause of death.
On 5-10-16 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives were able to positively identify the victim in this case as a Hispanic male juvenile 17 years of age out of the Lindsay area.
On 5-10-16 an autopsy was conducted on the victim in this case and the cause of death was determined to be multiple perforating/penetrating gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
Suspect: Hispanic male juvenile 16 years old, Lindsay area
During the past week Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives were able to identify one of the suspects in the above homicide.
On 5-16-16 Violent Crimes Detectives along with members of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department C.A.T.T.C.H. Unit located the Hispanic male juvenile and arrested him for the above homicide. He was later transported to and booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility for 187 PC (homicide) and an outstanding NO BAIL juvenile warrant.
This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.