Man Arrested, Accused of Killing Another in Fresno Tuesday Night

Booking photo of 21-+year-old Jacob King (Photo: Fresno Police Department)

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — The Fresno Police Department announced the arrest of Jacob King, who they say shot and killed a man Tuesday night.

Police were called around 10:00 p.m. to the area of Gregory and Cromwell Avenues for the report of a shooting.

When they arrived, they found 27-year-old Jason Vitug suffering from a gunshot wound.

Photo of Jason Vitug, shot and killed on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Photo: Fresno Police Department)

Officers and paramedics tried to save Vitug but he died at the scene.

Detectives interviewed witnesses and learned the men were long-time friends.

They say King pulled out a gun and “discharged the weapon with conscious disregard for human life.”

21-year-old Jacob King was arrested for the murder of Jason Vitug.

King was booked at the Fresno County Jail on murder charges.

by Stephen Hawkins/KMPH FOX26

Listen to the report by KMJ’s Liz Kern.