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Fresno drug robbery attempt leaves man with gunshot wound

Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 20:49:55-05

A drug robbery in Fresno left a man with a gunshot wound on Monday. 

According to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, at 1:20 a.m., dispatchers received a call from a 29-year-old man saying that he had been shot. They found the victim near 3400 West Olive Avenue in Fresno where he was transported to the hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Detectives learned from the victim's roommate that a group of three to five men kicked open the door to the home and threatened them at gunpoint. During an exchange of words, one of the suspects fire a shotgun before striking the man in the torso.

According to deputies, it became apparent to detectives that the suspects were there to steal drugs once they discovered 75 marijuana plants growing in an outdoor shed. The shed showed signs of an attempted break-in but none of the plants were missing.

Detectives also found a Butane Honey Oil lab inside the home and dozens of illegal fireworks.

Detectives seized all drugs and fireworks but not arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (559) 600 3111.

You may also call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or the Valley Crime Stoppers website. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.