Nathaniel Dixon killed 24-year-old Selma police officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr. on Tuesday while performing his official duties. Let’s examine Nathaniel Dixon and what transpired in further depth.
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What happened to the police officer from Selma?
Officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr., 24, of the Selma Police Department, was shot and killed by a violent suspect.
On Tuesday at 11:45, Officer Gonzalo Carrasco of the Selma Police Department was on patrol in the 2600 block of Pine Street when a local waved him down.
He was alerted that an unsavory character was on her property. After exiting his patrol vehicle, Officer Carrasco made an effort to engage with the person, who was eventually identified as Nathaniel Dixon.
Dixon hit Officer Carrasco with a series of shots as he came closer. Dixon then took off running while carrying his revolver with him. An cop had been shot, according to a citizen who dialed 911.
Selma Police officers, Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies, Cal Fire firefighters, and Selma EMS provided medical care for Officer Carrasco.
The Community Regional Medical Center was then visited by him. He had surgery in the operating room, where he ultimately passed away.
Many law enforcement officers showed up at the site and began searching for the shooter, who was rumored to have a tattoo on his face.
Around 12:10, a deputy discovered the gunman close to Fig and Sequoia and apprehended him. The gun was located not far from the place Dixon was apprehended.
Who is Nathaniel Dixon?
The officer was slain by a suspect, 23-year-old Selma resident Nathaniel Dixon. Homicide investigators have taken him into custody at the Fresno County Jail.
He is charged with murder, having a gun and ammunition while on probation, and having a gun while a criminal.
A nearly $1.2 million bail amount has been set; however, because of the alleged probation breach, he is not immediately eligible for bail. He is expected to appear in court on February 2.
Dixon is known to the police. He has been charged with robbery and unlawful firearms possession in the past.
DA According to Lisa Smittcamp, the shooter has acknowledged being a member of a gang and has been arrested for a number of offences, including robbery, possession of a weapon, and drug trafficking.
In March 2022, a judge imposed a 5-year, 4-month sentence on him.
Due to laws put in place recently, his release date was set for August 23, 2022, just 5 months after his original sentence. That allow arbitrary “accelerated time credits” upon entry to the prison system, as well as other new regulations that provide additional points for time served in a municipal jail, she continued.
He was later given parole and placed under post-release community monitoring in late September 2022.
He was imprisoned and is currently on probation under California’s AB 109 statute (prison realignment).
Police are looking into:
At this point, Selma Police requested that the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office take over the entire investigation.
Officer Gonzalo Carrasco began serving with the agency in May 2021. His parents, brother, sisters, and future wife—who is currently expecting their child—all survive him.
According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, this is the first death in the line of duty for the Selma Police Department since it was founded in 1893.
DA The Selma police officer, according to Lisa Smittcamp, was the son of farm workers and took part in Reedley PD’s Explorer Program before being sworn in as a Selma PD officer. She says he was also about to become a father.
All donations made to the memorial fund set up by the Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association in support of the Selma Police Officer’s Association will be given to Officer Carrasco’s family.
Donations should be sent to the Selma POA Memorial Fund, 1360 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721, c/o the Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association.
If you have any new information concerning this case, contact Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, Crime Stoppers at (559) 600-8221, or Sheriff’s Detective Richard Antunez at (559) 600-8221.
You can potentially receive a financial reward while maintaining your anonymity. Police in Selma use case number 23-1223 as a reference.