The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says a 29-year old man was shot after a group of men broke into his home in an apparent attempt to steal drugs. The man is reportedly in critical condition.
Department Investigators say they were called at about 1:30 Monday morning by a man who said he had been shot in his home on the 3400 block of W. Olive in Fresno. Detectives learned from the man’s roommate that a group of three to five men had kicked in the door and threatened them at gunpoint.
There was an argument and one of the men fired a shotgun, hitting the man in the torso. The suspects searched the home before leaving. Detectives say it became obvious that the suspects were there to steal drugs after they found seventy five marijuana plants growing in a shed outside. The shed showed signs of an attempted break in, though none of the plants appeared to have been stolen.
Detectives also found a Honey Oil lab inside the home. A short distance from the Butane fueled honey oil lab Investigators also found dozens of illegal fireworks, which they say posed a major danger to those in and around the home.
Detectives seized all drugs and fireworks. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone who has additional information on this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111.