Man involved in 2019 Fresno mass shooting dies, officials say

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Man involved in 2019 Fresno mass shooting dies, officials say

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man who was charged as a suspect in a mass shooting case from 2019 that killed four men and injured six others in Fresno was found unresponsive in his jail cell in June, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials confirmed on Tuesday that Porge Kue, who was one of the suspects charged in the Fresno mass shooting in November 2019, was found unresponsive in his jail cell on June 16. Officials say he officially died on June 20 of this year.

Fresno County Sheriff’s Office

Fresno County Sheriff’s Office

On Nov. 17, 2019, a mass shooting in Fresno left four people dead and six others injured. Officials said that the suspects opened fire on a backyard full of 16 people.

In January 2020 criminal charges were filed against Kue and three others and the complaint filed charged them with four counts of murder, one count of conspiracy to commit murder, and 12 counts of attempted murder. According to officials, later that month in 2020, Kue pleaded not guilty. The bail was set close to $24 million each.

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Court documents show that Kue was among several people who met at a home on Nov. 17, 2019, to discuss a retaliation plan after a relative of one of the suspects was killed. Later that same day, according to documents, they drove to this home on Lamona where three of the men served as lookouts.

Officials say that the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is waiting for toxicology reports. Investigators are treating the case as a possible homicide.

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