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Fresno Detectives Arrest Suspect in Shooting Death of 62-Year-Old Man
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October 9, 2023

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Fresno police say they tracked down murder suspect Joshua Noe Mata, 46, on Saturday at a local hotel.

Mata was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Oscar Martinez, 62, last month in southeast Fresno.

According to police, Martinez was found shot in a vehicle in the 4700 block of East Liberty Avenue on Sept. 19 and died a week later at Community Regional Medical Center.

Undercover detectives took Mata into custody and booked him into Fresno County Jail on murder and illegal gun possession charges. As of Monday morning, Mata remained in jail.

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

Have Info on This Case?

Although Mata was arrested, detectives are asking anyone with information on this homicide to contact them.

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

You may also contact homicide detective J. Baroni at (559) 621-2516 or detective A. Nieto at (559) 621-2415.

 

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