On Tuesday, a police officer in Selma was shot and killed, and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify the suspect they believe is guilty for the crime.
Around 11:45 in the morning, Officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr. was reportedly murdered by shots fired by Nathaniel Dixon, who was 23 years old and from Selma.
Dixon was taken into custody by homicide investigators, and he is currently being held at the Fresno County Jail on accusations of murder, being a felon in possession of a pistol and ammunition, and violating the terms of his probation. Due to the accusation of violating the terms of his probation, the judge has decided that he cannot be released on bond despite the roughly $1.2 million bail that has been set.
On Friday, he is expected to show up in court for his hearing.
A housewife on Pine Street in Salma alerted Officer Carrasco to the presence of a strange individual on her property, and he was subsequently waved down by the woman.
They claim that as the officer came closer, Dixon opened fire with numerous shots before fleeing the scene.
Officer Carrasco was transported to CRMC, but he did not survive his stay there. Carrasco, who is now 24 years old, has been employed with the Selma Police Department ever since May of 2021.
His family includes his parents, his brother, his sisters, and his fiancée, who is now carrying their kid. He is survived by all of them.
Since its establishment in 1893, the Selma Police Department has never before had a fatality in the line of duty until now.