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Murder Suspect Apprehended in Fresno Following Joint Police Operation



Fresno PD and California Corrections nabbed murder suspect Damien Murphy on Wednesday. Murphy is accused of fatally shooting William Carney. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall))
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The Fresno Police Department, in collaboration with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Crisis Response Teams, caught a murder suspect Wednesday, nearly a nearly a month after a fatal shooting in central Fresno, the department announced.

Damien Murphy, the accused, was arrested in the 4800 block of North Cedar Avenue on suspicion of killing William Carney.

On Oct. 16 police officers responded to a shooting report in the 400 block of North Effie Street. Upon arrival, they discovered 39-year-old William Carney critically injured in a gas station parking lot.

Although he received immediate medical attention and surgery at Community Regional Medical Center, Carney’s injuries were fatal. Investigations led detectives to identify Damien Murphy, 29, as the alleged shooter. Police said the shooting occurred as a result of a dispute between Carney and Murphy’s family.

The Fresno Police Department urges anyone with additional information about the incident to contact Homicide Detectives Victor Miranda at 559-621-2452 or Detective Jacob Adney at 559-621-2445. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can reach out to Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP (7867).

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