It’s a case gripping the heart of Fresno. Authorities are working around the clock to figure out who shot — and ultimately killed — Nick Kauls. Even though there’s still only little information to work off of, Investigators say things are going in the right direction.
It’s been a horrible week for the family and friends of Kauls. At a vigil Thursday night, many vowed to continue the way he lived.
“We’re looking to continue Nick’s legacy of love and compassion,” said Hunter Turner, on of Kaul’s friends. “He started a movement through his life and it grew exponentially through his death.”
From the beginning, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and Fresno Police started a joint investigation into what happened to Kauls. The sheriff’s office is primarily handling his murder and police are investigating attempted robbery shootings.
They happened close to the time Kauls’ shooting happened Sunday night, at Ashlan and Warren avenues and Gettysburg and Blackstone avenues. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said investigators believe they’re all related.
“There’s not a lot of details we can share at this time with the public, but I can tell you there’s been a lot of progress made,” Dyer said. “There’s been a lot of commitment of resources on the part of our agencies, including the district attorney’s office.”
As Kauls’ memorial stands tall at the intersection he got shot — it shows the city’s violence invades the safest and quietest of neighborhoods.
“There has been an increased presence of officers, both deputies and our police officers, in and around those areas. We will continue to [increase our presence],” Dyer said.
There is a $3,000 reward for anyone with information about the suspects or just about what happened. You can call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867 to leave anonymous tips.