Fresno police are crediting a Valley Crime Stoppers tip for the apprehension of homicide suspect Jerry Rodriguez, 31, on Sunday.
Officers arrested Rodriguez at a motel near Blackstone and Barstow Avenues in connection with the shooting death of Salvador Olivera, 41, on Monday, March 28.
Authorities discovered the shooting victim after Shotspotter technology indicated that four rounds were fired at about 4:30 a.m. at an apartment complex near Ashlan and Fruit avenues.
Police believe that Rodriguez and Olivera got into an argument before the homicide. Fresno Police Lt. Paul Cervantes said Olivera’s girlfriend had previously dated Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, who is on probation for other crimes, was charged with murder and remains in Fresno County Jail.
Crime Stoppers offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to Rodriguez’s arrest. Anyone providing tips to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.
Police Seek Additional Info in Case
“The Fresno Police Department thanks our community and Crime Stoppers for helping us locate and capture this dangerous fugitive. We appreciate your help in keeping our community safe,” officials said in a news release.
Homicide detectives are seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with tips can contact Crime Stoppers (559 498-STOP) or detectives Vic Miranda (559 621-2452) and Josh Alexander (559 621-2455). The case number is 2203280165.