Deputies Identify Suspect Wanted for Beating Up Woman, Shooting Homeless Man

Deputies Identify Suspect Wanted for Beating Up Woman, Shooting Homeless Man

FRESNO – The Sheriff’s Office has identified the man they believe is responsible for a domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend, and who may also be connected to the shooting of a Good Samaritan.

Deputies identified Eli Vidal Guiba, 21, as the suspect involved in an incident that took place on Aug. 5 around 11:30 p.m. near the Arco Gas station in Tarpey Village. On that day, two men in a white Lexus pulled up next to two women standing by the store. One of the men got out of the car and began to kick and punch one of the women, a 19-year-old who was later determined to be Guiba’s ex-girlfriend, the sheriff’s office said.

A 53-year-old homeless man who stays in the area intervened by pepper spraying the suspect and then running away, authorities said. One of the suspects tracked down the homeless man and fired several rounds at the man, hitting him in the arm, authorities said.

“The homeless man grabbed his registered handgun and returned fire, sending multiple rounds toward the suspect. It’s unknown if the suspect was hit. The suspect then drove away,” according to a sheriff’s office spokesperson.

Eli Guiba - Image: Facebook

Eli Guiba – Image: Facebook

Not long afterwards, a Fresno police motorcycle officer saw the suspects’ white Lexus on Hwy. 41 reaching speeds of up to 100 mph, but lost sight of the car, which was later found unoccupied at Diamond and Divisadera with several bullet holes in it, according to the sheriff’s office.

Eli Guiba has been arrested at least twice before, according to available records. On May of last year he was charged with pc 266J – procuring a child for lewd or lascivious acts. Further details of that incident were not avaliable. He was also arrested in April of this year of an outstanding warrant for a DUI charge.

Anyone with information about where Guiba might be is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP.

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