Police detail the ‘tragic death’ of a 20-year-old in southwest Fresno


A 20-year-old is dead after a shooting in southwest Fresno early Sunday morning, according to police.

The shooting happened just before 3:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of East Jensen Avenue, Lt. David Madrigal says. When officers arrived, they found an unidentified man suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he died.

Investigation shows there was a get together inside a home when the shooting happened. Multiple people are being interviewed to find out what led up to the homicide, according to Madrigal.

He calls this incident a “tragic death.”

An update to the case came in less than a day later, indicating the shooting death was likely an accident.

Fresno PD said in a statement:

“We recently discovered the following: The involved parties were all acquaintances and attending a friendly get together. The shooting suspect, later identified as Savon Lollie, 21 years of Fresno, admitted to the shooting. Based upon information provided to investigators, it was determined that Lollie was involved in reckless gun play when he fired a single round, killing the victim.”

Lollie, the suspect, has been cooperative with investigators and has been booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of murder.

Anyone calling with information can remain completely anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP. You may also contact the Fresno Police Department – Homicide Detectives Ben Barnes at 559-621- 2445 or Melanie Mayo at 559-621- 2421 with information regarding this investigation under Fresno PD Case # 19-31408.

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