Siblings Arrested for Shooting after Returning to Scene of Crime

FRESNO – Two suspects were taken into custody after they returned to the scene where they allegedly shot someone only hours earlier.

Charles Williams

The Fresno Police Department arrested 18-year-old Charles Williams and his sister, 21-year-old Shacola Muhammad, Saturday afternoon for shooting a man inside a liquor store earlier in the day.

The incident happened just before 11:30 a.m. at the Church Market, located at 4620 E. Church Ave. Officers responded to reports of a shooting victim and found a 26-year-old man with a graze wound to the head.

Police said Williams, a West Fresno gang member, and the shooting victim were inside the liquor store when they began to argue because they belonged to rival gangs. Williams’ sister was with him during the argument.

Shacola Muhammad

The men took their fight outside the store at which time Williams pulled a handgun out of his backpack and began firing at the victim. One of the rounds hit the man in the head, authorities said.

Williams and Muhammad fled the scene in a GMC Yukon SUV. However, only a few hours later, around 3:30 p.m., the two returned to the store to purchase cigarettes. A detective was inside the liquor store investigating the shooting, recognized the brother and sister, and took them into custody.

The Yukon the pair had fled in was parked outside. Detectives found a loaded handgun in the suspect’s backpack inside the vehicle.

Williams was booked into the Fresno County Jail for the shooting and for possession of a gun. Muhammad was booked into the jail as being an accessory to the crime.

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Siblings Arrested for Shooting after Returning to Scene of Crime was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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Elizabeth Warmerdam

Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.