Driver Arrested: Police Say Pick-up Dragged Body 8 Miles in NW Fresno

(Photo courtesy: KMPH Fox 26)

UPDATE: Fresno Police confirm 38-year-old Shawn Ginder of Fresno was arrested around 8:30 p.m. by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies learned of his location and surrounded the Ridgeline Development in the area of Foxboro and Road 222 in Bass Lake on Friday night.

Witnesses tell KMJ’s news partner FOX26 News the man, who Fresno Police have identified as 38-year-old Shawn Ginder had barricaded himself in a cabin.

They say he then jumped out of a window from the second floor.

Ginder was taken to the hospital by a helicopter.

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Madera County Sheriff's Deputies have captured the suspected driver in a deadly hit-and-run in Northwest Fresno Friday morning.

Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies captured the suspected driver. Photo: FOX26.

The truck involved in the deadly crash was also found in Northwest Fresno Friday afternoon. A patrol unit was searching the area and happened to pull into an apartment complex in the 5550 block of North Fig Garden Boulevard around 3 p.m.

Through the investigation, officers learned Ginder lives in one of the apartments.

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The truck of the suspected driver was found in an apartment complex on Friday afternoon (Photo: KMPH Mayra Franco)

Ginder was last seen through surveillance video at La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham on Cornelia Ave. near Shaw Ave. and Golden State Ave., asking for a room. Staff let him know that no rooms were available.

Witnesses told police that a pickup with significant damage was seen backing out of a space at the hotel and they saw something come out from under it.

They said the truck drove off and they walked over to see what was on the ground and called 911.

Police responded and quickly connected the discovery of the body to the hit and run that happened several miles away.

Officials say the victim was a 29-year-old woman that was pushing a shopping cart and walking a dog on a leash. The dog also died during the crash.

In total the woman was dragged 8.1 miles until Ginder stopped at the hotel.

by Ishshah Padilla/KMPH FOX26

ORIGINAL STORY:

(KMJ) – The search is now on for a suspect and vehicle believed to have stuck a person and drug their body under their vehicle for nearly eight miles early Friday morning in Northwest Fresno.

Investigators were called to the La Quinta Inn on Cornelia Avenue, near Shaw and Golden State around 1:30 a.m. after someone reported discovering a body in its parking lot. But Fresno Police say, based on a large, long trail of evidence, the unidentified female victim was struck near Herndon and Milburn. .

Investigators have released the following photos of both the suspect and his vehicle:

Fresno Police ask anyone who may have witnessed this deadly accident to call Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.