- They identified the street vendor killed in Fresno as José Luis Rivera
- The victim was known as the ‘man of the corn’ and was shot with a firearm
- Local police investigate the crime of the man who was on his tricycle
Street vendor murdered. Authorities identified the street vendor killed in Fresno as José Luis Rivera, they called him the ‘corn man’, according to information provided by the news portal of abc30.
As you will recall, the victim was shot at noon yesterday at one of the intersections of Farris and Olive.
Police officers said the man was around 53 years old and well known to visitors in the area.
So far, the Fresno Police are investigating the homicide of the ‘corn man’, identified as José Luis Rivera, a street vendor who was killed last Saturday.
Investigating agents have established that the street vendor killed in Fresno was confronted by people traveling in a dark-colored SUV.
So far, a motive for the crime has not been defined, but investigators indicate that it does not appear to be a random homicide.
In fact, in recent months attacks on street vendors have increased in the area, just last month a snack vendor was also shot.
Some witnesses said that the victim, known as the ‘man of the corn’ was a good man and that they considered him that way because of his behavior.
Several people who knew the murdered street vendor lit candles at the scene of the crime and also launched slogans against violence.