Thao went to Belmont and Backer after a family member was involved in a crash around 4 am.
Investigators say other friends and family members were at the crash site and an argument erupted between the group. One person pulled out a gun and shot Thao. He died at the scene.
No suspect information has been released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fresno Police Department.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.