Two Fresno men killed in weekend shootings


Fresno Police have added multiple homicide cases to their docket this weekend after shootings from Friday and Sunday killed two men. The latest one, police say, might have been an accident.

Before it became a crime scene, Fresno Police said the Sunday shooting happened at a home where friends were having a fun night. It was close to 2:30 a.m. when the shots fired call came in — leading them to 1800 E. Jensen Ave.

There responding officers found Irie Tucker, 20, and transported him to Community Regional Medical Center. He died there from his injuries.

During the investigation, police determined Savon Lollie, 21, was taking part in “reckless gun play” at the gathering he and Tucker were. Lollie ended up firing off a single round.

He’s now sitting in the Fresno County Jail facing murder charges. Police say he’s been fully cooperative with the investigation.

Tucker leaves behind a fiancée and an 8-month old daughter. The rest of his family also heartbroken, gathering Sunday night for a memorial.

Anthony Sanchez, 22, was the victim in Friday night’s shooting. It happened around 11 p.m. on the 1700 block of 2nd St., where Sanchez was hanging out with another person.

Police say a car pulled up in front of them and three men exited the car, one of them armed with a sawed-off shotgun. After words were exchanged, the armed suspect fired at Sanchez, who was shot in the back.

Sanchez died shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday morning at CRMC.

The suspect in Sanchez’s death is still on-the-loose. He’s described as a Hispanic man with tattoos on his arms, wearing a black t-shirt.

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