FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Homicide detectives arrest a 60-year-old man from of Parlier, after they say he shot and killed 57-year-old Israel Trevino Jr. of Selma and wounded his son, 33-year-old Israel Trevino III, Sunday afternoon following an argument.
At 4:19 pm on Sunday, the Parlier Police Department received a 911 call of shots fired near
Parlier and Whitener Avenues.
Officers arrived on scene at 4:20 pm and found two men injured on the sidewalk in front of El Rancho Market.
Witnesses immediately pointed out to officers a fleeing vehicle that the gunman was driving.
A Parlier Police officer made a vehicle stop and detained the man, later identified as Joe Gomez Jr.
Meanwhile in front of the market, Israel Trevino Jr. was determined to be deceased.
EMS arrived and rushed deceased man’s son, Israel Trevino III, to the hospital.
Parlier Police requested sheriff’s detectives respond to the scene to take the lead in the
Detectives learned from witnesses there was a disturbance between three men, the Trevinos and Joe Gomez Jr., which lead to gunshots.
Detectives determined this to be an isolated incident where the victims were targeted. There are no ties to gangs in this case.
Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Gomez Jr. of Parlier.
He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges of murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats.
His bail is $1.54 million.
Trevino Jr. was the father of Trevino III, and a retiree of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). His son is a current employee of CDCR.
Israel Trevino III is currently hospitalized with major injuries and is listed in critical, but stable condition.
Anyone who wishes to share information, videos or photos related to this case is asked to
contact Detective Juan Galindo at 559-600-8215. You may also contact Valley Crime
Stoppers (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org You will remain anonymous and
may be eligible for a cash reward.
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