New developments in 2018 Kettleman City homicide case

New developments in 2018 Kettleman City homicide case

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Kings County Sheriff Department

KETTLEMAN CITY — After some new developments, Kings County Sheriff’s officials are asking for any additional information on the 2018 shooting and killing of Armando Garza in Kettleman City.

Around 6:45 a.m. on February 13, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of Maud Street for the report of a gunshot wound victim who was not breathing.

Deputies, along with officers from the California Highway Patrol and Avenal Police Department, arrived on scene and located a man, later identified as Garza, 33, sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle.

When Kings County Fire personnel arrived on scene, they determined Garza was dead.

Sheriff’s detectives then responded to the location and took over the investigation.

Detectives determined Garza had been shot multiple times while he was sitting in his vehicle, by an unknown suspect or suspects.

Detectives said they now have new developments in the case and confirmed members of the Norteno criminal street gang in Kettleman City are involved in the homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Andrew Mazza at 852-4647, or to leave a message anonymously at 852-4554.

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