Three accused of extortion from homeless

October 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fresno police have arrested three documented gang members. They're accused of extorting money from the homeless .

32-year-old Ivan Rangel, 30-year-old Aldo Limon and 24-year-old Joseph Juarez were all taken into custody while detectives investigated a shooting near Santa Clara and E Street.

Several homeless people live in tents in the area. Authorities say the suspects would use threats and intimidation to get money from the victims in a series of crimes dating back to May 2012.