PARLIER, California. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man accused of killing a father and badly injuring his son during a shooting in Parlier has been arrested, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office says 60-year-old Joe Gomez Jr. has been arrested following a fatal shooting outside of the El Rancho Market on Sunday afternoon.
Just before 4:30 p.m., Parlier Police officers and Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to the market after it was reported that two men had been shot.
When officers arrived, they found 57-year-old Israel Treviño Jr. and his son, 33-year-old Israel Treviño III, suffering from gunshot wounds outside of the market. Treviño Jr. passed away from his injuries at the scene and his son was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
While speaking with officers, witnesses were able to point out the car the shooter was trying to leave the area in. Officers quickly pulled the car over and detained the driver, later identified as Gomez Jr.
Witnesses also told officers they saw Gomez Jr. get into an argument with the father and son while inside of the market just before shots were fired.
Gomez Jr. has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges of murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and making criminal threats.
The Sheriff’s Office says Treviño Jr. was a retired employee of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and his son currently works there.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective Juan Galindo at 559-600-8215.