Original Suspects in Murders of 7 in Fresno Cleared

<i> From Associated Press</i>

A man who was thrown out of a Fresno nightclub and his companion are no longer suspects in the murders of seven people, police said Monday.

Detectives eliminated the pair as suspects after interrogating them, Sgt. Daryl Green said.

A security guard who escaped Sunday’s early morning carnage at Carrillo’s Club had told police that one man had been thrown out Friday, then was refused entrance when he returned with a friend on Saturday.


Now, detectives will try to develop new suspects by looking for others who were at the club Saturday night and getting more details from the guard and two women who were wounded.

Killed with semiautomatic handguns were the bar’s owner, Reyes (Ray) Carrillo; his mother, Rachel Carrillo; his half brother, Alfredo Carrillo; the club’s cook, Mariano Perez; his wife, Alicia Duenas Perez, and employees Mary Ruiz and Rudy Sanchez.

The owner’s wife, Mary Carrillo, was wounded but was expected to survive, Green said. The other wounded woman, believed to be a bartender, was treated and released.