FRESNO, Calif.—The Fresno County coroner says a 40-year-old man who was allegedly shot last week by the owner of a backyard medical marijuana garden has died.
Caruthers resident Stanley Wallace died Friday, two days after 47-year-old Phayvahn Dydouangphan fired a shotgun at five people he thought were stealing marijuana from the plot.
Police Chief Jerry Dyer says Wallace was shot in the head while he was in a pickup truck fleeing the scene.
Dyer says authorities do not consider the shooting justified. He says Dydouangphan was booked last week for assault with a deadly weapon and will now be charged with murder.
The chief says Dydouangphan was one of four licensed medical marijuana patients living in the house where the garden was located.
The Associated Press
Man dies after being shot during pot garden theft