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Man wanted for deadly bar shooting bolts to Mexico, 2 others arrested

KMPH – Fresno-Visalia 12/29/2022 Ishshah Padilla
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A man who is wanted in connection to a deadly bar shooting in Visalia has taken off to Mexico, according to police.

22-year-old Angel Cazares is wanted for shooting and killing a security guard at the Green Olive Bar in Visalia.

They say he also wounded a second person in that shooting.

Caption: FILE - Security guard killed breaking up a fight at the Green Olive Bar in Visalia on Dec. 8, 2022. (Courtesy: Visalia Watchdog)

The deadly incident happened earlier this month and since then, detectives released several images of people of interest.

Officials asked the community to help identify who we now know to be, the accused shooter Cazares, Maria Bautista, 46, and Mario Bustos, 48, from the City of Lodi.

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With the help of the Lodi Police Department, investigators learned Bautista and Bustos helped Cazares escape to Mexico after the persons of interest photos were released to the public.

As for the two suspects that remained, they were arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail facing charges of accessories to homicide.

The security guard killed as been identified as 41-year-old David Luna. The second injured victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are continuing to ask the community for help in locating Cazares. Anyone with information can call (559) 713-4211, and to remain anonymous call (559) 713-4738.

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