Arrest made in 2017 homicide of transgender person

FRESNO, California - An arrest has been made in the 2017 homicide of a transgender person, the Fresno Police Department said Tuesday.

Imer Eliu Alvarado, 34, of Fresno, was shot multiple times in the upper body near Belmont Avenue on Fourth Street on May 17, 2017, police said. The identification released by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office was the name on the victim's driver's license.

On Monday, Derrick Jordan Garcia, 25, turned himself in to authorities.

"We don't know if there is a hate crime involved since this person does appear to be a transgender," Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said in 2017.

This is a developing story.

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