Gang member arrested in connection to Fresno homicide

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno police say they've arrested the suspect who shot and killed a man in central Fresno last month.

Homicide detectives and a crisis negotiations team took 22-year-old Anthony Munoz into custody following a short standoff at an apartment on 9th Street near Olive and Cedar Avenues Monday.

Investigators said Munoz shot 30-year-old Corey Childress near Tollhouse Road and Saginaw Way on March 20.

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Childress's car crashed into a garage. He was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

The barrage of bullets also hit two houses. No one else was hurt.

Fresno police have not released a motive for the shooting.

Munoz is an active gang member.

He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail for several charges, including murder, shooting into an inhabited dwelling and illegal possession of a firearm.

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