Gang Member Fires Shotgun in Back Yard of Occupied Home

Gang Member Fires Shotgun in Back Yard of Occupied Home

Martin Cortez

FRESNO – Officers were called to a neighborhood where they received reports of shots being fired inside a home.

Further investigation helped pinpoint the exact home where this occurred.

Fresno Police display confiscated gun

Fresno Police display confiscated gun

Police surrounded the home and called to its inhabitants to exit the residence. A group of males and females, and two toddlers, came out.

No others were in the home as police entered it for a search.  They discovered a shotgun with ammunition in one of the bedrooms.  They also discovered spent shotgun shells in the backyard.

The bedroom was that of 27-year-old Martin Cortez, who was among the group that had exited the home.  The gang member with a criminal history confessed to firing the shotgun.

Cortez was arrested for possessing a firearm, with ammunition, and felony child endangerment.

 

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