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Gang ties believed to be responsible in Fresno killing

Anthony Galaviz

May 1, 2024

Cops debunk rumors of India case

In an update to a shooting homicide Tuesday in Fresno, police on Wednesday identified the man killed in an alley at Fairmont and Holt avenues.

He was 37-year-old Xavier Gladney.

Police on Wednesday also said the incident was not connected to a case involving a reputed gang killing in India. Speculative reports in Indian media said the victim was Goldy Brar, a suspect in the killing of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala.

Police said the department was receiving several calls from international media and and that officers were working to debunk any connections between the slayings.

Fresno officers responded to the shooting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to the alley at Fairmont and Holt after receiving a ShotSpotter activation.

Officers arrived and found Gladney with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A 13-year-old was also dropped off to the hospital with a non-life threatening wound.

Fresno Police Lt. Paul Cervantes on Wednesday said the teen was at the location where shots were fired.

Homicide detectives have identified the alleged shooter as 33-year-old Darren Williams.

Cervantes said a warrant has been issued for Williams’ arrest on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

The motive is a gang-related interpersonal dispute, Cervantes said.

Police said it was the 12th intentional homicide in Fresno in 2024.

Anyone with information can call homicide detective Scott Gray at 559-621-2451 or detective Justin Baroni at 559-621-2516. Callers can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 559-498-786

Originally Reported by the Fresno Bee - Link to original article:

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