Arrest of suspect accused of shooting a homeowner who interrupted burglary

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Visalia Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Visalia Monday night. (KFSN)

Visalia Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Visalia Monday night.

Police are now revealing two suspects burglarized a house, ran away, but one returned.

When he did, he was confronted by two people now home in the backyard.

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The suspect, identified as Jovanny Lares, fought with them and fired a gun, but they were not injured.

A 62-year-old man then came outside and Lares shot him leaving him in critical condition.

On Thursday, officers caught up with Lares at a home in Central Fresno near Glenn and Belmont around 4:30 pm.

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Officers surrounded the home and brought Lares into custody.

Items stolen from the Visalia home were found inside.

The victim is still in the hospital but expected to survive.
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