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Fresno Police Make Arrest in Double Homicide, ID the Teen Victims



Fresno police identified Noah Golding, 17, left, and Nicole Diaz, 19, as the victims in Tuesday's double homicide. (Fresno PD)
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A 21-year-old Fresno man is in jail facing murder charges after police arrested him Tuesday in a double homicide that authorities said was sparked by a social media feud.

Nicholas House, 21, is in Fresno County Jail facing murder charges. (Fresno PD)

Fresno police said alleged killer Nicholas House was in a white Chevy Malibu stopped by a patrol officer shortly after the shooting and was found with two semi-automatic firearms.

“After speaking with House, detectives determined he was responsible for the shooting deaths of Diaz and Golding,” the Fresno Police Department said in a news release.

Driving the car: a 16-year-old male juvenile, who was interviewed by detectives and released.

Victims Are Nicole Diaz, Noah Golding

Fresno police responded to shots fired shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of South Argyle Avenue near Tulare Avenue.

One of the victims, Nicole Diaz, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene; the second victim, Noah Golding, 17, was taken to Community Regional Medical Center but died at 1:52 a.m., police said.

Diaz, who was dating Golding, and another young woman had shown up in the southeast Fresno neighborhood to fight after exchanging words on social media, according to police.

More Information Sought

Detectives say they have received video clips of the shootings through social media. They are asking anyone with information or video evidence to contact homicide detective J. Alexander, (559) 621-2445, or detective V. Miranda, (559) 621-2452.

Tipsters can also relay information through Valley CrimeStoppers, (559) 498-STOP, or at this link, and remain anonymous.

The case number is 2205310053.


Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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