Dec. 28 - The reward offered for information leading to an arrest in the ongoing random roadway shooting case has reached $10,000. Valley Crime Stoppers has offered a $3,000 cash reward to anyone with information about the person or persons responsible for these shootings; an anonymous donor chipped in $3,000; a $1,000 donation was made by the Fresno County Public Safety Association and Harris Ranch has put up $3,000.
The Fresno County Public Safety Association, which is the organization that represents Fresno County Sheriff’s Correctional Officers, is also issuing a challenge. They want all law enforcement organizations to match their $1,000 donation in hopes of it leading to an arrest that much sooner.
The only way the award can be claimed is by delivering a tip to Valley Crime Stoppers. They can be reached at (559) 498-7867. As always, the caller will not have to give their name.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a series of shootings on public roadways, which appear to be related.
Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17, there have been 10 separate reports of vehicles being struck by gunfire. Eight occurred in Fresno County and two occurred in Madera County. Only one case resulted in a person suffering injuries. Detectives have not determined a motive for the shootings and are considering them to be random.
All of the shootings in Fresno County have happened in the same vicinity, on the outskirts of the city of Kerman. Most all occurred at the beginning and end of traditional commute hours. A common thread in all reports is the victims said they heard loud bangs as another vehicle passed them, going the opposite direction on the roadway. They later inspect their vehicles and find bullet holes in various places.
Numerous victims have given deputies the following description of the last vehicle they saw go past them at the time they heard the noise.
- Dark colored pickup truck with an extended cab or crew cab
- Lifted body with over-sized tires
The last reported shooting occurred on Dec. 17. No shootings have happened since all of the reward increases.