Suspected Marijuana Growers Killed man that Confronted them on his Madera County Property
An Oakhurst man was fatally shot at night in August outside his home, after getting into an altercation with a group of men over an illegal pot growing operation on his rural property in Madera County. Lt. Zack Zamudio, Madera County Sheriff, stated:
When deputies arrived on scene they found a 47-year-old subject with a gunshot wound, they performed life saving measures — he was pronounced deceased on scene. Suspects were described as three Hispanic males seen leaving the area in an older model minivan, dark green, dark blue in color with tinted windows
Investigators have been looking for three men after witnesses said they fled the scene in a dark color minivan. Investigators removed about 200 pot plants that were growing on a 10 acre piece of land. According to authorities, Timothy Fadgen, who owned the property on the 52000 block of road 423, was murdered in front of his home just as the sun was setting. Investigators tell us the Fadgen was known to law enforcement and said he had a history of drug related crimes. It is unknown if the suspects and the victim knew each other.