A man shot and killed south of Dinuba on Monday was tending to a marijuana garden, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.
The victim – Cesar Ramirez, 39, of Hayward – was staying on the property on the 38600 block of Road 64. He was found in the garden about 3:45 p.m. with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.
Deputies went to the property after a 911 call about gunshots heard in the area, Eddie Jimenez reports in the Fresno Bee.
The marijuana garden had about 315 plants, deputies said.
The Sheriff’s Department is looking for two men who may have information about the shooting.
The first man goes by the name Gregorio, though his last name is not known. He also is known as “Goyo” or “Gollo.” He is Hispanic, about 38 years old and 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a medium build and black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white long-sleeve shirt, blue-green jeans and boots.
The second man goes by the nickname of “Toricato.” He is Hispanic, 25 to 27 years old and 5 feet, 6 inches tall with medium build and black hair, brown eyes and mustache. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a logo, blue T-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes with a black stripe. The two left the area in a black 2004 or 2005 four-door Dodge pickup.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (800) 808-0488, send a text or call (559) 725-4194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.