Police are still on the hunt for a suspect in a Corcoran homicide that took place in April of 2016.
In a recent news release, the Corcoran Police Department noted officers were dispatched to a traffic collision at the intersection of Sherman and Chittenden avenues at about 8 p.m. on April 11, 2016. Officers located 39-year-old Gustavo Guadalupe Ortega with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The victim died at the scene.
Witnesses stated they observed the victim parked in the roadway arguing with another subject in a small dark colored vehicle. Witnesses also told police they heard a gunshot and observed the dark colored vehicle speed away.
The victim attempted to drive away but collided with an object in a front yard of a residence in the 1300 block of Chittenden Ave.
The Corcoran Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crime to call 992-5151. Anyone with information may remain anonymous by calling the confidential crime line at 992-3591. Information can also be provided through the Nixle alert.
The Central Valley Crime Stoppers has posted the information on their Facebook page. Send an anonymous top to Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP or www.valleycrimestoppers.com If the tip leads to an arrest, the person providing it may qualify for up to $3,000. Only tips sent through the Crime Stoppers Anonymous system can qualify for reward money.
Homes hit by gunfire
Corcoran Police officers are searching for more information on a shooting which occurred Sunday, March 21 at approximately 5:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of King Avenue.