Fresno PD Credits Crime Stoppers Tipping in Arresting Homicide Suspect – GV Wire

Fresno police credit a Valley Crime Stoppers board with arresting 31-year-old homicide suspect Jerry Rodriguez on Sunday.

Homicide suspect Jerry Rodriguez

Officers arrested Rodriguez at a motel near Blackstone and Barstow avenues in connection with the shooting death of 41-year-old Salvador Olivera on Monday, March 28.

Authorities discovered the victim after Shotspotter technology indicated four shots were fired around 4:30 a.m. at an apartment complex near Ashlan and Fruit Avenues.

Police believe Rodriguez and Olivera had a fight before the homicide. Fresno Police Lt. Paul Cervantes said Olivera’s girlfriend had previously dated Rodriguez.

Homicide victim Salvador Olivera

Rodriguez, who is on probation for other crimes, has been charged with murder and remains in Fresno County Jail.

Crime Stoppers offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to Rodriguez’s arrest. Anyone providing advice to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.

Police are seeking additional information in the case

“The Fresno Police Department thanks our community and Crime Stoppers for helping us locate and capture this dangerous fugitive. We appreciate your help in keeping our community safe,” officials said in a press release.

Homicide detectives are looking for additional information in this case. Anyone with tips can contact Crime Stoppers (559 498-STOP) or Detectives Vic Miranda (559 621-2452) and Josh Alexander (559 621-2455). The file number is 2203280165.

Mark M. Gagnon