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Thursday, 06 October 2016 12:01

FRESNO - On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at about 9:07 PM Fresno Police Officers Ryan Stockdale and Michael Hernandez were in the area of Clark and McKenzie when they heard several gun shots very close to them. They looked to their east and saw a subject in dark clothes running.

They went to contact this person who shouted to the officers that several people had just been shooting a gun and were running north in the alley. They began to head north on Valeria and turned east on Grant. When they did, they saw a group of males running north through the alley. They began to follow in their car until two of the subjects turned and ran back. Officer Stockdale began to follow one subject who ran east and then into a car port.


The subject, Will Ortiz 20 of Fresno, ran into a dead end and began to fumble around with his waistband. Officer Stockdale was closing when Ortiz produced a handgun from his waist and threw the gun over the fence. He then tried to jump another fence which is when Officer Stockdale caught up and after a short struggle, arrested the suspect.

The handgun was later recovered and is a Walther 9mm. The gun was loaded with 2 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. The serial number was etched out but follow up is being done to try to raise the numbers. At this point, officers have not been able to locate any victims of the shooting or any structures that appear to have been hit.

Ortiz was booked at the Fresno County Jail for unlawful discharge of a firearm in public, possession of an altered firearm, possession of a concealed, loaded firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in public, providing false information to a police officer and resisting arrest.

The Fresno Police Department would like to remind the public of the “Felon with a Gun” program that offers a $500 dollar reward for information leading to illegal firearm(s) related arrests. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (559)-498-(STOP) with information. Your information is kept confidential.


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