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Fresno Police Hunt for Man Suspected of Killing Neighbor With Shot Through Wall



Fresno police have identified suspects in the city's first two homicides of 2023. They are Kevin King, 42, and Joel Rodriguez, 26. (Shutterstock)
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Fresno police say they are now looking to arrest a fatal shooting suspect who initially cooperated with investigators.

Kevin King

Fresno police are seeking to arrest Kevin King, 42, for alleged involuntary manslaughter and other charges. (Fresno PD)

Kevin King, 42, is wanted for voluntary manslaughter, child endangerment, and being a felon with a gun, the Fresno Police Department said in a news release Wednesday evening.

According to police, King fired a single round through a wall into an adjoining apartment killing Victor Becerra, 51, on Monday afternoon.

The homicide occurred at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of North Blythe Avenue in northwest Fresno.

 Do You Have a Tip?

Anyone with additional information on this case or King’s location can contact homicide detective Ryan Rockwell at (559) 621-2448 or detective Scott Gray at (559) 621-2451. Tipsters can also supply information to Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867).

Suspect in New Year’s Day Killing Sought

Joel Rodriguez

Joel Rodriguez, 26, is wanted by Fresno police in connection with a New Year’s Day shooting death in northwest Fresno. (Fresno PD)

Police are also seeking to locate Joel Rodriguez, 26, for questioning in connection with the shooting death of Steven Montano, 30, at an apartment complex in the 4000 block of North Fruit Avenue on New Year’s Day.

Anyone who can help police track down Rodriguez is encouraged to call homicide detective Rudy Montoya at (559) 621-2449 or detective Vic Miranda at (559) 621-2452. Anyone with information can remain anonymous by contacting Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867).

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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