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Crime Stoppers Tip Helps Put Away Fresno Gang Member for 75 Years

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Bulldogs gang member Reymundo Fernando Munoz received 75 years to life for first-degree murder. (Shutterstock)
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A Valley Crime Stoppers tip relayed to police two years ago started the ball rolling on a 75-years-to-life sentence for Fresno murderer Reymundo Fernando Munoz.

Munoz, 38, received the prison sentence Monday after being convicted last month of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Joseph Garcia Lara, 31.

The murder took place at the intersection of Calwa Avenue and Tenth Street.

According to a news release from the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, police arrested Munoz, a Bulldogs gang member, on Aug. 12, 2020, following a Crime Stoppers tip.

Munoz Faces New Charge

While awaiting sentencing, Munoz was charged with injuring a correctional officer for an assault allegedly orchestrated by him and other Bulldog gang members two weeks ago.

Senior deputy district attorney Amythest Freeman prosecuted the murder case.

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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