Selma Police Make Arrest in Murder Case
On April 16, 2017 (Easter morning), at 12:41am, Selma Police Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 2400 block of Sarah Circle in the City Of Selma. Upon arrival they found two victims who had sustained gunshot wounds. A third victim sustained injuries from broken glass as a result of the gunshots. One GS victim, a 19 year old male with a wound to his upper back, was air lifted to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment and is in stable condition. The other male victim, identified as 16 year old Robert Hernandez, a resident of Parlier, sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the left lower back and was pronounced deceased at Selma Community Hospital. The subsequent investigation, conducted by Selma Police detectives, lead to the identification of 21yr old Pete Garcia IV, of Fresno, as the suspect in this case.
On 04/20/2017, at approximately 12:35pm, Garcia was located and taken into custody by Selma PD, and a search warrant was served on his residence in the City of Fresno. Garcia a self-admitted “Fresno Bulldog” gang member since the age of 12 was later transported and booked into the Fresno County Jail.
Garcia was booked into the Fresno County jail on one (1) count of PC187 (Homicide), two (2) counts of PC 245 (Assault w/a Deadly Weapon, and PC186.22 (Gang Enhancement)