Man shot to death in Central Fresno identified

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – The man who was shot to death in central Fresno on Thursday was identified.

Fresno Police identified Ricky Brogdon, 30, who was killed at 2:53 a.m. in the area of Nevada Avenue and Orchard Street. Homicide investigators say that Daniel Grado, 18, was responsible for fatally shooting Brogdon.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral expenses.

The shooting stemmed from a dispute over a female acquaintance, police say. Grado was a former neighbor and knew the victim.

Grado and Anthony Amezcua, 22, were stopped in a vehicle by the California Highway Patrol along Highway 180 in central Fresno minutes after the homicide occurred. Officers found a rifle in the car that is believed to be the murder weapon.

Amezcua is facing murder charges and was booked into the Fresno County Jail, police say. Amezcua and Grado were also charged for being a part of an on-going series of robberies.

Anyone with information should contact Fresno Police Department homicide detectives Manny Romero at 559-621-2451 or Raul Diaz at 559-621-2449.

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