Suspect wanted after a Snapchat date ends in gunfire, police say

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FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Police in Fresno are actively looking for a man who they say shot at a woman he was out on a date with.

According to officers, the woman had gone out on July 6th with a man she met on Snapchat. When she called to check on her child at around 3:30 a.m., the suspect thought she was talking to someone else and began to get jealous.

“Told her to get off the phone, he was very forceful. At that time she decided it was probably time for her to leave, at that point he did not let her leave,” explained Lt. Dave Madrigal.

Police say the suspect pulled out a gun and started running after the woman while firing shots into the air. She managed to escape but the suspect caught up with her.

“Chased her down, pushed her to the ground, held a firearm to her head, wracked the slide back and said some things to her,” added Lt. Madrigal.

She managed to escape again and call 911, sending officers to the area of Olive and Chestnut Avenues. Police believe the suspect continued searching for her and fled when he heard officers arrive.

The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Rommel Medina and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. He has connections in both the Fresno and Dinuba areas. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fresno Police.

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