murder at mariposa mall
Abel, Mendez Ruiz, 84, was stabbed in this bathroom Friday, April 15th, 2007, at about 5pm. A bystander tackled his assailant and subdued him until the Fresno Bicycle Police arrived. Abel died shortly thereafter in the hospital.
This bathroom is in the heart of downtown, at the walkway that passes beneath Van Ness in front of the Courthouse.