On 9/29/18, at approximately 5:45 PM, officers responded to the 200 Block of West Inyo regarding a report of a gang-related assault and stabbing at the 4B Gas Station. Six gang members, three of them juveniles, assaulted three victims using various weapons. Two of the victims sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the nearest hospital by ambulance.
Over the next 5 days, detectives with the TPD Crime Specifics Unit identified, located, and arrested all six of the suspects involved.
All six face charges of attempted homicide and conspiracy to commit a gang crime. They were also charged with a gang enhancement due to the fact that their acts were done to directly benefit their gang.
Those arrested include (juveniles not listed):
Jose Sandoval, 27 years
Consuelo Gutierrez, 26 years
Eliseo Maldonado, 20 years
TPD greatly appreciates the assistance of Detective Franks of Tulare County Sheriff's Office for his assistance in clarifying video surveillance.