Police finally arrested 28-year-old Feng Wang after he fell from the roof of a grocery store on Nees Avenue and First Street, the culmination of a chase, a 20-hour stalemate and a daily wait.
Guess who’s feeling over the Savemart ceiling today? While we may have withdrawn our visible SWAT operation, we have left secret detectives in their place. When suspect Pheng Vang started running, MAGEC detectives and Northeast Patrol officers rushed to arrest him. pic.twitter.com/yodRDX4EBG
– Fresno Police (@FresnoPolice) May 21, 2022
Fresno police say that although most police units had apparently withdrawn from the area on Friday, undercover officers were still waiting in place.
Police Chief Paco Balderama tweeted a photo of the suspect, who appeared to be covered in plaster.
Earlier in the day, police said Wang was wanted in connection with a burglary outside the Carruthers and was on probation following his assessment of a previous burglary.
On Thursday afternoon, Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies spotted him at the River Park Mall near Nees and Blackstone Avenue and tried to stop him.
VIDEO: Drone footage shows police surrounding the Fresno Save Mart
He then led the MPs to a brief chase at Save Mart and entered himself inside the grocery store.
Thus began a confrontation that lasted almost a day, with police officers surrounding the area and waiting outside the store. Save Mart and nearby businesses were evacuated and classes were canceled at a nearby school.
On Friday, Fresno SWAT officers entered the store in their K9s to search the building and nearby businesses, but did not find it. However, they found evidence that he was inside the store.
Later on Friday, police announced that the suspect had escaped and the Save Mart store would reopen soon.
This was apparently a ploy to seduce Wang and make him believe that the police had stopped looking for him inside the store.
Fresno police hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. to give more details. Watch it live on our website or on our 24×7 live streaming channel.
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