Police arrest 3 in drive-by shooting

Police arrested three suspects last week following a drive-by shooting that injured three people.

When Farmersville officers arrived at about 4:30 p.m. on March 9, they found three victims on the front lawn of a residence in the 500 block of N. Brundage. Billy Miles, 24, Filipe Haro, 30, and Hilario Palanco, 27, were all transported by ambulance to Kaweah Delta Hospital.

Miles was treated for injuries to his elbow and Haro was treated for gunshot wounds to the elbow and ankle. Both men were released but Palanco was transferred to Valley Medical Center where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the thigh.

The Quad City Joint Task Force - which includes officers from Lindsay, Farmersville, Exeter and Woodlake - conducted an investigation of the incident. According to their report, a 10-year old boy was in the front yard with the victims when a red Geo Prism hatchback approached the residence with its lights off. The vehicle stopped and subjects in the Geo shot several times, then fled the scene.

Officers located a suspect vehicle in the 700 block of W. Teddy and further investigation led to the arrest of the subject suspected of driving the vehicle. The MAGNET task force which includes Tulare County Sheriff's Office, Tulare County District Attorneys Office, Tulare County Probation Department, State Patrol and Visalia Police issued warrants. The warrants led officers to the finding of two firearms and the arrest of the remaining juvenile suspects in the shooting.

Two 17-year old juveniles, one from Farmersville and one from Ivanhoe were taken into custody on March 11. At approximately 2 a.m. on March 12, a search warrant was conducted at a residence in the 1800 block of East Old Town in the City of Visalia, where Cruz Asevedo, 29, was taken into custody for charges of a Felon in possession of live ammunition.

The Farmersville Police Department thanks Quad City Task Force and MAGNET for their assistance during the investigation of the case. The investigation is ongoing and investigators are seeking anyone who may have information regarding the incident. To provide information, contact the Farmersville Police Department at 747-0321. Calls can be made anonymously.

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