Police arrested three people in connection with Wednesday night's gang-related shooting, including 19 year old Marquell Picket and 20 year old Laray Jones. They said Thursday's operation was a direct response to the incident. "We've tried to take a proactive approach. Unfortunately there was a triple shooting last night and so we're just not going to sit back on our heels and let this go," said Crawford.
About 25 officers saturated the area Thursday night. They went door to door at the apartment buildings looking for people who have violated their parole or probation and used traffic stops to talk with people living in the area. Still, they said Thursday's operation was anything but random. "We know who we want to talk to and where they live and what's been going on," said Crawford.
This was 10th operation police conducted in Southeast Fresno this year.