Chop shop, drugs and guns discovered in SE Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

Investigators raided a tire shop on Kings Canyon, near Chestnut on Thursday afternoon. They arrested the shops manager, 27-year-old Valentin Gonzalez.

Investigators say Gonzalez was not only stripping down cars in the shop, but was also selling drugs and guns during business hours. They also say he wasn't working alone.

"We believe that this is related to others, even, we believe there might be something down in Los Angeles because there is like shops belonging to the same owners in Los Angeles, California," said Tim Tietjen with the Fresno Police Department.

Investigators say they had been tracking Gonzalez since last month when he was arrested for car theft. They are also looking for two other suspects.

The tire shop has been shut down, but the owners claim they had no idea what was going on.

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