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Suspect arrested in connection to deadly shooting of Fresno man helping friends after crash

FRESNO, California (KFSN) – A suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Fresno two years ago.

In August 2020, 36-year-old Joshua Thao was trying to help friends who were involved in a car accident in Backer and Belmont.

Police say four other men linked to the other car involved in the crash also went to the scene.

The two groups started fighting and the authorities say that 20-year-old Damion Salinas shot at Joshua, killing him.

Salinas left the area and an arrest warrant was issued.

Police were informed that Salinas was in Mexico, where he was finally arrested on Wednesday.

Salinas was taken to San Diego County Jail and will eventually be transferred to Fresno County Jail. His guarantee is set at $ 1.5 million.

Joshua was the brother of Brooke Chia Tha, who appeared in the movie “Gran Torino”.

After hearing the news, Brooke said it was broken.

“You can be free now, smile and laugh and be born again,” he said. “We got the guy.”

This is not the first time the Thao family has experienced tragic disappointment or had to wait to catch the killer of a family member.

“Our aunt, who was murdered 30 years ago, never found the killer,” Brooke said.

Brooke has a message for Salinas …

“I want you to stand in front of us and apologize and I want you to become a better person,” he said.

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