Child rapist shoots two officers at the Fresno County Jail

September 3, 2016

A convicted child rapist shot two Fresno County Sheriff’s correctional officers in a jail lobby on Saturday afternoon. Both officers are in critical condition.

Shortly before 9 a.m., Thong Vang, 37, arrived at the Fresno County Jail allegedly to visit an inmate. Vang then tried to cut in line and began shooting when officer Juanita Davila approached him.

Vang shot both Davila and Toamalama Scanlan in the neck or head. As is the policy at the Fresno County Jail, neither Davila nor Scanlan were armed.

A Lieutenant at the jail fired several shots at Vang but missed. Vang retreated down a hallway but then surrendered to officers and was arrested.

Both Davila and Scanlan were transported to Community Regional Medical Center where they underwent surgeries.

In 2014, Vang was released from prison after serving 16 years for raping three children ages 12 to 14.



  1. Perspicacious says:

    Wait just a minute! There are laws against felons having guns. How on earth did he get the gun he was not allowed by law to have?

    We need more, reasonable, gun laws.

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    • SLOBIRD says:

      If you have $$$$$ you can get a gun! That is why all these laws are obscene. Government is worrying about taking guns from honest owners who do the right thing (license, store, lock) and then you have the criminals getting illegal guns anytime they want one. Look at what happened in Chicago in August alone…1,000 shootings and 80 dead IN ONE MONTH! Do you think the shooters all had legally purchased guns? This is such a joke as pretty soon only the criminals and the government will have guns and the lawful citizens will have nothing, which is the goal of course!

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      • Perspicacious says:

        Sarcasm people, sarcasm. In fact it is recognizable in my post if the comprehension level around here could get bumped up a bit.

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  2. unlisted says:

    WTF, we have to walk through metal detectors long before boarding a plane, but criminals can enter a jail with a gun??? There’s something wrong here.

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