Photo: under arrest
The night of Tuesday, January 19th , Tulare County Sheriff Deputies were called to a home on the 15800 block of Azalea Avenue in Ivanhoe.
Upon arriving, deputies found the body of a shooting victim. A family dispute turned deadly when a 17-year old shot a 39-year old man multiple times, killing him. The 17-year old ran from the scene armed with a rifle.
Detectives of the Sheriff’s Office CATTCH Team spent the night and early morning surveilling a home on the 900 block of West Ashland Street in Visalia. The afternoon of January 20th , a search warrant was served at the home by the Sheriff’s SWAT Team, CATTCH, General Investigations Unit, and Homicide Detectives. The 17-year old suspect was arrested at the home and located on the property was the weapon believed to have been used during the commission of the homicide.
The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the TCSO at 1-800-808-0488 or, to remain anonymous, 559-725-4194.