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Fresno Police ID Homicide Suspect, Ask Your Help to Find Him



Fresno police are seeking tips on the whereabouts of Joshua Mata, 46. He is wanted in the fatal shooting of Oscar Martinez, 62. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Fresno police are asking for tips on the whereabouts of 46-year-old Joshua Mata.

Detectives identified Mata as the person responsible for the fatal shooting of Oscar Martinez, the department said in a news release on Wednesday.

Martinez, 62, was shot on the morning of Sept. 19 in the 4700 block of East Liberty Avenue. He died a week later at Community Regional Medical Center.

Anyone calling with information can remain anonymous by contacting Valley Crime Stoppers at this link or calling (559) 498-STOP (7867).

You may also contact homicide detective J. Berumen at (559) 621-2443 or detective A. Nieto at (559) 621-2415.

Homicide victim Oscar Martinez, 62, of Fresno, died on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, one week after he was shot. (Fresno Police Department)

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