Murder Victim Found in Creek Bed

Omar Contreras Found Shot

On Thursday, September 10, 2020 at approximately 7:30 PM, Officers responded to the area of Cambridge Avenue and Gregory Way regarding a body in the creek bed.

Upon arriving, Officers they located a deceased Hispanic male adult in the creek bed. Crime Scene Technicians with the Fresno County Investigative Bureau Division were called in to process
the scene while investigators from the Coalinga Police Department began canvassing the area for information.

The Fresno County Coroner’s office was called in and upon their arrival a preliminary infield examination of the body was conducted, and it was determined that the victim had been shot.

Family members of the decedent were notified and are cooperating with investigators. The identified as 28-year-old Coalinga resident Omar Contreras. It is unknown at this time if this incident is gang related.

The Police Department is actively investigating this homicide and is asking anyone with any information is asked to call (559) 935-1525, option 1. You can remain anonymous if you wish.