Police ID two others in Lindsay shooting

Police ask for public’s help to find Javier “Balls” Ibarra and Roman “La Nina” Salcedo, both of Visalia

The Sun-Gazette

TULARE COUNTY – Police have identified the two other suspects in the Feb. 4 home invasion where one of the burglars was shot and killed in Lindsay.  

Javier “Balls” Ibarra
29 years old

On Monday, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office identified 29-year-old Javier “Balls” Ibarra of Visalia and 19-year-old Roman “La Nina” Salcedo of Visalia as people of interest during a forcible break-in just in the 2200 block of Avenue 256 in Lindsay.

Roman “La Nina” Salcedo
19 years old

Ignacio Jacobo, 52, of Visalia, the primary suspect in the case, was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire between the homeowner and the burglars. An autopsy conducted on Feb. 6 determined the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. Jacobo and at least two other suspect forced their way through the front door yelling “Sheriff’s Office” just after 10 p.m. When they arrived on scene, Deputies found a man who had been shot to death inside the home. No one inside the home, including a 13-year-old, was hurt.

The shooting is still an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.

Sheriff’s Log

Saturday, Feb. 8
In the 700 block of South Anderson Road in Exeter, deputies responded to a report of a burglary. 

The victim told deputies that a Polaris Ranger, worth about $7,000, had been taken from the home. On Feb. 17, 2020, detectives with the Sheriff’s Ag Crimes Unit received information about stolen property at a home in the 700 block of Westwood Drive in Exeter.

During a search of a U-Haul truck on the property, detectives found the stolen Polaris Ranger and arrested 40-year-old Tyree Lopez of Exeter for possession of stolen property and grand theft.

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