UPDATE: Man killed in Shafter shooting identified

Crime Watch

UPDATE (5/25): Tony Sanchez, 64, of Wasco has been identified as the man found shot dead May 13, coroner’s officials said Tuesday.

Multiple gunshot wounds were listed as the cause of death, officials said, and manner of death was homicide.


SHAFTER, Calif. (KGET) — A person who police say had at least one gunshot wound died after a vehicle crashed into an orchard.

The victim, identified only as male, was found around 1 p.m. after the crash on Fresno Avenue east of Beech Avenue, Shafter police Capt. Jeff Bell said. It appears another vehicle was involved in the incident, he said.

There was no suspect information.

Fresno Avenue was closed between Beech Avenue and Cherry Avenue while the investigation continued. Anyone with more information can contact Shafter PD at (661) 746-8500.

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