1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting at Northwest Fresno apartment

A man is dead after being shot in the head on Friday, and the man accused of accidentally shooting him is under arrest.
April 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man is dead after being shot in the head at a Northwest Fresno apartment on Friday, and the man accused of accidentally shooting him is under arrest.

Coroner's officials have identified the victim as 65-year-old Gerald Perry.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. at an apartment on Ashlan near Valentine. Fresno police believe 30-year-old Lemont Smith negligently discharged a semi-automatic handgun. The bullet went through the sliding glass door of the apartment and hit Perry.

Officers say the victim was sitting on a couch visiting his granddaughter at the time. Perry was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center and died Saturday afternoon.

Smith was booked into jail for assault with a firearm and other gun-related charges.


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