Social Media Drug Deal Ends with an Arrest and a Hospitalization


Fresno, May 15 (Punjab Mail)- Around 2:00 pm on May 13th, 2020, Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies responded
to the 3300 block of E. Clinton Ave for a reported armed robbery and an assault.
The caller said two people robbed her girlfriend and one of them pistol whipped
her, causing a large laceration to her head. The young man struck the victim so
hard that it broke the handle of his firearm. The young woman was transported to
the hospital for medical treatment.
Deputies learned during their investigation that the two suspects, a male and
female, met with the victim after agreeing on social media to conduct a deal for
some marijuana. Instead of making a purchase, the male suspect attacked the
victim and stole her drugs.
Property detectives got involved and were able to identify the primary suspect as
being a 15 year old boy who has gang affiliations. They went to a neighborhood
near E. Butler and S. Cedar Avenues in southeast Fresno and saw the teenager
as he was leaving in a vehicle. Detectives made a traffic stop and detained the
teen. Detectives found him to be in possession of a BB-gun that matched the
weapon used in the robbery. The boy was booked into the Juvenile Justice
Center on charges of assault by means to likely cause great bodily injury,
robbery and aggravated battery.
If you become aware of the illegal sale of drugs, please report it to Valley Crime
Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or