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Fresno Police Nab Suspect in March 14 Slaying on Bulldog Lane
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By Bill McEwen, News Director
Published 4 weeks ago on
March 25, 2024

Fresno homicide detectives have arrested a suspect in the March 14 shooting death of a man near Fresno State. (Shutterstock)

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Fresno homicide detectives have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a man near Fresno State and are now working on a gunshot homicide from early Saturday morning in southwest Fresno.

Booking photo Raymond Jesse Rodriguez
Murder suspect Raymond Jesse Rodriguez

Fresno police say that members of the Street Violence Tactical Team apprehended Raymond Jesse Rodriguez, 27, on Friday in connection with the March 14 homicide of Joel Rueda, 31, at 1475 E. Bulldog Lane.

When Rodriguez was arrested near Ferger and McKinley avenues in the Tower District, he had a loaded Glock handgun with a 30-round magazine, police said.

Rodriguez remained in Fresno County Jail as of Monday afternoon facing murder and probation violation charges.

Anyone with a tip on this case (Case No. 2403230177) is asked to contact homicide detectives Ryan Rockwell at (559) 621-2448 or Mark Yee at (559) 621-2407. Anyone calling with
information can remain anonymous by contacting Valley Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867) or using this link.

 

Fresno police say that murder suspect Raymond Jesse Rodriguez, 27, had this loaded Glock handgun and 30-round magazine when he was arrested Friday, March 23, 2024, near Ferger and McKinley avenues. (Fresno PD)

Saturday’s Homicide

Officers responding to a Shotspotter activation found Ryan Lecour, 47, dead in the 100 block of O’Neil Avenue near South Thorne Avenue at 4:23 a.m. on Saturday.

In a Monday news release, Fresno police Lt. Bill Dooley said that shell casings and other evidence gathered at the scene suggested that Lecour was killed with a handgun.

Witnesses told police that they heard two people arguing before gunshots rang out.

Detectives Rockwell and Mark Yee are seeking information on this case (No. 2403230177)) as well. If you have a tip, contact Rockwell at (559) 621-2448 or Yee at (559) 621-2407. Anyone calling with tips can remain anonymous by contacting Valley Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867) or using this link.

 

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Bill McEwen,
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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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