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Burton Jones Obituary, Man identified in fatal shooting; longtime friend arrested

Burton Jones Obituary,  – The victim of a fatal shooting has been identified as 49-year-old Burton Jones from Yokuts Valley. The incident occurred on Wednesday night at around 9:30. The Fresno County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting the shooting, which took place on Yokuts Valley Road in the 38000 block.

Deputies arrived at the scene and found Jones with a gunshot wound. Despite their efforts to provide medical assistance, Jones passed away shortly after. The property owner, 56-year-old Jerry Beggs, was identified as the shooter and subsequently arrested. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail, and his charges are awaiting review by the District Attorney’s Office. Homicide detectives and the FCSO Crime Scene Unit are conducting an investigation, interviewing witnesses, and gathering evidence.

It has been revealed that Beggs and Jones were longtime friends, and a disturbance occurred between them prior to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing, with detectives working to uncover more specific details about the events leading up to the incident. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detective Aurelio Flores at (559) 600-8208, Detective Juan Galindo at (559) 600-8215, or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.

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