Tulare County man accused of fatally shooting man in front of pregnant woman, two small children
Photo: Victor Manuel Lopez-Hernandez | Tulare County Sheriff’s Office
Originally published 9-8-21 via Facebook
by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office:
“UPDATE: Tipton Man Arrested for Shooting into Car, Killing Man in Front of Pregnant Woman & Two Small Kids
Just after 5:30 p.m Tuesday, TCSO Deputies were called to the area of State Route 198 and Road 156 in Visalia, regarding a man who had been shot. When Deputies arrived on scene, they found 24-Year-Old Evone Vacio had been shot multiple times. Vacio was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where he later died.
Throughout their investigation, Homicide Detectives learned Vacio was stopped at a red light when the suspect pulled up beside him and began shooting into the vehicle. A pregnant woman and two small children were also in Vacio’s vehicle, but were not hurt.
Detectives identified 20-Year-Old Victor Manuel Lopez-Hernandez of Tipton, as the person responsible for the shooting. Around 9:30 p.m, Detectives found Lopez-Hernandez and arrested him during a traffic stop inTipton. At the time of the arrest, Detectives found more evidence linking him to the crime.
This is still an active investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Dave Gutierrez or Sergeant Bryan Clower with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (559) 733-6218, or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso [AT] tipnow.com.”
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