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Murder victim, suspect identified

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webmaster | 05/14/14

A Madera native killed in the city’s second homicide of the year was identified by police Tuesday as Leonardo Noriega Salas, 27, allegedly shot and killed by Jose Alfredo Osorio, 21.

Police responded to shots fired near Olive Avenue and I Street around 8:30 p.m. Monday, Det. Sgt. Robert Salas of the Madera Police Department said, where they found two residents applying first aid to the victim.

Salas — with no relation to the detective — was taken to Madera Community Hospital but died from his wounds shortly after.

After an extensive investigation, Osorio, of Oaxaca, Mexico, was arrested Tuesday and booked on charges of murder and drug sales. He was found to be in possession of a loaded gun and a large amount of packaged methamphetamine, said Madera Police Det. Daniel Foss...


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