Location: Road 30 and Avenue 264, Tulare

Incident Date: 1-28-21

Posted by: Media Relations

Today, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit arrested 24-year-old Brian Macias Villanueva of Tulare for the murders of 19-year-old Javier Soriano and a 14-year-old boy, both of Fresno a little more than two weeks ago.

Both Soriano and the 14-year-old were found shot to death in a vehicle in the area of Road 36 and Ave 264 in Tulare on January 10th.

During the course of the investigation, TCSO Homicide Detectives gathered evidence linking Villanueva to the murders. Detectives believe both victims met up with Villanueva at the location where they were ultimately shot.

This is still an active investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 733-6218. Or, they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559)725-4194, or through email at tcso@tipnow.com