US Police Deny Reports of Goldy Brar's Death in Fresno Shooting

Fresno police deny reports of Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar's death in a shooting incident, confirming the victim as 37-year-old Xavier Gladney. The investigation is ongoing to apprehend the suspect.

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US Police Deny Reports of Goldy Brar's Death in Fresno Shooting

US Police Deny Reports of Goldy Brar's Death in Fresno Shooting

The Fresno Police Department in California has denied reports that Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar was killed in a shooting incident in the city. Rumors had spread on social media and online news agencies claiming that Brar, the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, was one of two men shot in Fresno on April 30, 2024.

However, Fresno police lieutenant William J Dooley confirmed that the victim who died in the hospital was actually 37-year-old Xavier Gladney, not Goldy Brar. "The reports claiming Goldy Brar was the victim are absolutely not true and are misinformation," Dooley stated. He added that the rumors about Brar's death did not originate from their agency.

The shooting incident occurred at Fairmont and Holt Avenue in northwestern Fresno after a fight on Tuesday evening. Two men were reportedly shot - Gladney was hit in the upper body and later died at the hospital, while the other man was wounded in the lower body and released after treatment. Police have identified the suspect as 33-year-old Darren Williams, who is wanted for murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Why this matters: Goldy Brar is a wanted criminal in India and a key member of the jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's gang, which claimed responsibility for Sidhu Moose Wala's murder in May 2022. Brar has been declared a terrorist under India's Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act, and a Red Corner Notice has been issued against him by Interpol.

The Fresno Police Department reiterated that the claims of Goldy Brar's death were false and urged people not to spread such misinformation. "The rumor spread like wildfire on social media and online news agencies, but it is untrue," lieutenant Dooley emphasized. The motive for the Fresno shooting is believed to be a gang-related interpersonal dispute, and the investigation is ongoing to apprehend the suspect Darren Williams.

Key Takeaways

  • Fresno police deny reports that Goldy Brar, Sidhu Moose Wala's alleged killer, was shot dead.
  • The victim was identified as 37-year-old Xavier Gladney, not Goldy Brar.
  • The shooting was a gang-related incident, and the suspect Darren Williams is wanted for murder.
  • Goldy Brar is a wanted criminal in India and a member of Lawrence Bishnoi's gang.
  • Fresno police urge people not to spread misinformation about Goldy Brar's death.