Hanford police arrest man in connection to near-fatal shooting
Originally Published By: Hanford Police Department Facebook Page
“On 9/2/2022 at about 10:00 P.M., Officers of Hanford PD were dispatched to a call of possible shots fired in the area of the 600 block of S. Phillips Street. A few minutes later, a 23 year old male from Hanford arrived at a local hospital with multiple gun shot wounds which were life threatening in nature.
The gunshot victim was then transferred to a trauma center where he underwent surgery and is expected to survive at this time. Through investigation, Investigators with Hanford PD as well as the Kings County Major Crimes Task Force were able to identify Zysean Wafer as the shooter in this case.
On 9/4/2022, Zysean was contacted and arrested in Hanford for this case. With Zysean at the time of his arrest was Harold Jones. A firearm was located in the vehicle they were in and through investigation, it was determined Harold had discharged the weapon a few moments prior to the arrest in a willful and negligent way. The firearm was unregistered as it did not have a serial number on it.
During the investigation, Officers learned Zysean was a previously convicted felon. Also, Investigators learned Zysean Wafer was on active supervised release at this time as well had been arrested for a hit/ and run collision resulting in injury a few weeks earlier but had been released from jail pending court hearings.
In regards to the 9/2/2022 shooting, Zysean Wafer was arrested for attempted murder and also for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Harold Jones was arrested for willful negligent discharge of a firearm, carrying a unregistered firearm as well as carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle stemming from the traffic stop on 9/4/2022.”