FRESNO, California. (KSEE/KGPE) – The Fresno Police Department has identified two men who officers say killed a man during a drive-by shooting last year.
On Monday, police announced Thyshawn Thompson, 25, and Lenard Luster, 24, were charged with murder and attempted murder for a shooting that killed Demarko White, 29, and left another man injured.
Shortly after 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2020, officers found White unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds near McKinley and Normal avenues. A second man was also hit by gunfire but survived.
White was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries.
After reviewing surveillance footage, police say detectives discovered that Thompson and Luster were driving in a car when they fired several rounds at White and the second victim.
Luster is currently in custody a the Fresno County Jail on unrelated charges. Thompson was arrested in Nevada on May 15 for a parole violation and extradited back to Fresno.
The investigation is ongoing. Detectives ask anyone with information to call the Fresno Police Department at (559) 621-7000.