An 18-year-old California woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend during an argument on Tuesday evening, according to a post on Fresno Police Department’s Facebook page.
Southeast Policing District officers responded to Tyler Avenue and Bond Street for a report of a gunshot victim on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 10:49 pm.
Police officers arrived and found 18-year-old Zoe Salinas in the passenger seat of a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers and paramedics performed life-saving measures, but Salinas was pronounced deceased.
Homicide detectives confirmed that Salinas was in a dating relationship with 19-year-old Jose Gutierrez Contreras.
Salinas and Contreras were seated in a vehicle and got into a heated argument. During the argument, Contreras shot Salinas and ran from the scene to a nearby residential neighborhood.
Officers quickly arrived in the area and eventually located and arrested Contreras, who was still armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
Contreras was booked into the Fresno County Jail on one count of murder.
Police urge anyone calling with information can remain completely anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867).
You may also contact Fresno Police Department – Homicide Detective C. Franks at 559-621-2427 or Detective R. Montoya at 559-621-2449.