1st Fresno Murder Victim of 2009 Identified

January 5, 2009 6:45:55 PM PST
Fresno Police have identified the victim in the city's first homicide of the year.The shooting happened at a hotel near Ashlan and 99 in West Central Fresno late Saturday night.

Police said today they've determined that twenty- year old Robert Owens was a guest at a party at the hotel... But it's still unclear what led to the shooting.

Officers found Owens at a home several miles away from the hotel. They say he'd been taken from the crime scene by friends, who called 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Fresno Police Department.

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