DA: Man who killed another driver while intoxicated charged with vehicular manslaughter

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33-year-old Roger Harris edit

FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Gross vehicular manslaughter is among the charges filed against the man involved in a deadly police pursuit and crash in Fresno on Thursday, according to Fresno County District Attorney’s Office.

Fresno Police say 33-year-old Roger Harris hit another driver – 48-year-old Guy Shearer – as he fled from police during a traffic stop in the area of Cedar and Olive Avenues. Officers found a loaded 9mm handgun in the car and Harris was later arrested.

Charges filed against Harris include:

  • Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated
  • Driving under the influence of a drug causing injury
  • Evading causing death
  • Evading an officer by going opposite traffic
  • Hit and run causing death
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Violent felon in possession of a firearm
  • Illegal carrying of a concealed weapon
  • Illegal carrying of a loaded weapon in public
  • Felon in possession of ammunition

If convicted, the DA’s office says Harris faces a sentence of up to 51 years in state prison.

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