Gabriel Junior Saucedo
PORTERVILLE — Last week on May 2nd at 9:00 PM the PPD responded to a call of gunshots fired. 62-year-old Keith Russell was down on the sidewalk in the 600 block of East Isham Avenue.
Russell had multiple gunshots wounds and was taken to Sierra View Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
As police began their investigation, they collected evidence that led them on May 4th to identify a suspect and obtain a search warrant.
They then served the warrant and summarily arrested 39-year-old Gabriel Junior Saucedo and charged him with murder.
The PPD says that “this investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant Sokoloff or Detective Cardoza at (559) 782-7400. Anyone wanting to provide anonymous information regarding this crime can call the Porterville Police Department’s Tip Line at 784-DOPE (3673).”