Police investigate homicide in southwest Fresno


In southwest Fresno, police are investigating a homicide.

A man’s body was found near North Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Police said just after 8 o’clock they received a call from the California Highway Patrol of a body in the roadway, near a church and small country market. 

Officers said the victim is a African American man in his 50s. 

Police said they’re looking into whether there were any disturbances in the area. 

It is unclear how the victim died, police have not released if the victim was shot or stabbed. 

Officers said they’re investigating to see if there were any weapons around. 

Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“We’re still trying to locate witnesses who were on scene at the time who may have left prior to officers arrival,” said Lt. Jennifer Horsford with Fresno Police Department.

Police said it’s also unclear if this is gang related. 

They said the roads on North Avenue from Walnut to Elm will be closed for at least a few hours. 

Police said they are working on identifying the victim. 

They urge if anyone has information to call CRIME STOPPERS at 498-STOP. 

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