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Oakhurst homicide over illegal pot grow, sheriff's office says

Oakhurst homicide over illegal pot grow, sheriff's office says (Photo FOX26)

The Madera County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide on Road 423 in Oakhurst.

Deputies responding to a call of a disturbance around 7:00 p.m. Monday found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Lifesaving measures were attempted by witnesses, deputies and fire personnel but could not save the man, later identified as 47-year-old Tim Fadgen.

Officials say Fadgen lived at the property and was in a dispute over an illegal marijuana grow on the property.

Deputies are now looking for three Hispanic men, wanted in connection with the homicide.

The three men left in a blue or green minivan.

The exact size of the marijuana grow is not yet known but deputies have recovered about 200 plants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867).


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