Feb 28, 2020

UPDATE: Shooting suspect in custody

UPDATED: 12:32 p.m.

Suspected shooter, Jonquel Brooks, 19

The suspect in a shooting near the Fresno State campus that left one dead and wounded two others has been apprehended.

Fresno State criminology major Jonquel Brooks was arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m., Police Chief Jerry Dyer said in a press conference held at the Fresno Police Department. Brooks was found in the vicinity of Peach and Olive avenues.

Dyer said in an attempt to avoid being recognized, Brooks “altered his appearance significantly� by shaving his head and changing clothes.

The shooting occurred between Brooks and four others in Brooks’ apartment, Dyer said. Each of the victims was found in a different apartment in the complex.

University Village is a three-story complex consisting of 108 four-room pods.

“I want to thank the Fresno Police Department and the officers involved,� Fresno State President John Welty said. He added that he arrived at the crime scene at about 1:30 a.m.

The search for the handgun used in the shooting continues; police have six search warrants locations to find the weapon.

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