UPDATE: Corrections Officers Juanita Davila And Toamalama Scanlan In Critical Condition After Shooting

Corrections Officers Juanita Davila And Toamalama Scanlan are both in critical condition after they were shot at the Fresno County Jail.

Corrections Officers Juanita Davila And Toamalama Scanlan are both in critical condition after they were shot at the Fresno County Jail.

UPDATE: Corrections Officers Juanita Davila And Toamalama Scanlan In Critical Condition After Shooting

An update from the Sheriff on the heroes who were shot today:

Two veteran Correctional Officers of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are in the hospital after being shot in the head and neck areas.

Juanita Davila, who has 18 years of experience, is listed in critical, but stable condition. Toamalama Scanlan, who has 10 years of experience, is listed in critical condition.

The suspect who has been arrested is 37 year old Thong Vang of Fresno. He is a known gang member who is a sex registrant and parolee. In 1998, he was sentenced to 19 years in prison on multiple rapes charges involving teenagers aged 14 and under. He served 16 years of his time and was released on Sept. 4th, 2014. He has not had any criminal violations until today.

Shortly after 8:30 this morning, Thong Vang entered the main lobby of the Fresno County Jail. At this time, the lobby was filled with about 15 visitors, including small children. Vang tried to cut to the front of the visitation line, but a correctional officer working at the front desk told him to wait his turn. He then began to show signs of bizarre behavior by pacing back and forth next to a metal detector that leads to a secure area of the jail.

Correctional officers Juanita Davila and Toamalama Scanlan then approached Vang and also told him to take a seat. He refused and a struggle ensued between Vang and the officers. During this time, Vang pulled a handgun out of his clothing and shot both Davila and Scanlan. The officer at the desk radioed for help and additional officers responded to the lobby from secured areas inside the jail.

One of the responding correctional officers, a lieutenant, fired shots at Vang. Vang also returned shots, but no one was struck. At some point, officers deployed a Taser on Vang, but they were ineffective in getting him to surrender. Vang then ran to an unlocked door that led to the jail records area and stayed in the hallway. Responding Sheriff’s deputies and a Fresno Police officer entered the jail lobby and ordered the suspect to surrender. The suspect dropped his weapon and was held at gunpoint while other deputies rescued the two injured correctional officers by dragging them out of the lobby to ambulances waiting outside.

Vang conveyed to officers he was giving up and wanted to be arrested. Deputies took Vang into custody and he was transported to the hospital for minor scrapes and cuts. He is scheduled to be booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges, which will include attempted murder.

All Sheriff’s employees and civilian witnesses are being interviewed by our detectives. This remains an ongoing investigation.

This POS, Thong Vang, only received minor scrapes when he shot two heroes in the neck and head.

This POS, Thong Vang, only received minor scrapes when he shot two heroes in the neck and head.

The Fresno County Jail will remain closed to visitors until further notice.

We have been receiving requests locally and throughout the country about donations to help the injured correctional officers and their families as they work toward recovery.
Those wishing to write a check may make it payable to: Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association. In the memo column, please write: Injured officers fund. Checks can be mailed to:
FDSA
1360 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721.
Donations of other items may be brought to FDSA Headquarters. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a drop off time, please call Eric Schmidt at (559) 281-8784.
If anyone has additional information about the suspect Thong Vang, you are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111.

  • marrel

    So very sad. I am praying for the officers and the entire department. God bless and watch over the families.

  • Haligonex

    Aw fuck.

  • Katrina

    Prayers for healing for both of these officers.

  • RayScott

    Hmmm. An Asian shooter. I wounder how the right wing will make this about black people.

    • libsmakemelaugh

      Please tell me you’re not that stupid.

      • RayScott

        I know. You wingnuts actually think that way. But don’t worry, there’s plenty more to blame on Colin Kaepernick, BLM, Obama etc. Like your toast burning, your girlfriend leaving you or Hurricane Hermine.

        • libsmakemelaugh

          No dummy. You were supposed to say that your mother thinks you’re that stupid, but you’re really not.

          • RayScott

            I know you’re disappointed that I can think for myself instead of listening to wingnut media. But that’s just how things are in the world. Smarten up, dirtbag.

          • libsmakemelaugh

            And yet you vomit up all the talking points of your masters. Man up, cuck.

          • RayScott

            Speaking of masters. I think I hear breibFART calling you back to the den. Get back before your’s get angry, bum.

          • libsmakemelaugh

            Your mother is right, cuck. You are stupid.

          • RayScott

            Notice how wingnuts resort to brainless insults and digs whenever they want to get their “point” across. LOL

          • Richard Akins

            Both of you go troll somewhere else. Have a little respect.

          • Becca Mckain

            No SHIT 2 OFFICERS shot and 2 IDIOTS on here
            SENDING PRAYERS TO ALL FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY

          • He was obviously ill, what did they think was going to happen??? Play stupid games, win stupid prizes…

          • Jackie

            Reading this………YOU threw out the first insult. Guess your mind is warped by all the subliminal messages on your computer screen as well as all the chem trails.

          • RayScott

            Are you implying that right wingers DON’T blame BLM/Obama for everything?

          • WiLL.SoN

            Take your lame political agendas elsewhere. I know this man personally, and it is rather infuriating that in the midst of this tragedy, someone as empty minded and selfish as yourself can turn the comment section of an article (ON THIS WEBSITE OF ALL PLACES) about two heroes fighting for their lives, into a podium for your bullshit. There are plenty of platforms that would love to accommodate your bickering.

          • Tony P

            Guess Tomaloma-ding-dong’s wife is gonna need some new dick to see-saw up-and-down on. Hope that nigga ain’t got kids, and the girl. does she even count?

          • PerfectPairsMa’am

            I just hoped your mother never had you but to bad she’s a dumb ass too & did have your sorry ass but you need to be worried about your new step daddy since Your daddy vang gonna get beat tf up now. With your internet trash talking ass ! You ain’t gonna come up to any of us saying this disrespectful shit ! So sit your pathetic ass DOWN & Continue playing Pokemon hoe !

          • RayScott

            So you refuse to acknowledge that this site blames BLM for all of police problems. Got it.

          • darren ruff

            yes, they are part of it…just a part. I love jill stein but she is even hanging with them a bit too much for my taste. they are a terrorist hate group plain and simple… if you wanna meet up and talk about it…let me know keyboard krusader … They started out with good ideas but look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDH4-2t3Tvc

          • tarini540

            Hey You! Satan’s Spawn! Get the f*ck out of here, and take your stupid porn rags and go jerk off somewhere else, DIRTBAG!

          • RayScott

            Make me, scumbag!

          • darren ruff

            your mom wiped her ass …looked in the tissue …and there you were…..and your mom is a 2 dollar hooker..and you have a tiny prick that can never satisfy ANY women,,,or in your case any …men lo l o l o l l o l l

          • darren ruff
        • LL

          stop feeding the troll and his dumbass will go away.

  • Paul Sullivan

    Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for my former colleagues.

    • Tony P

      you know they took headshots right??…

      • PerfectPairsMa’am

        Dude shut up if you ain’t saying nothing positive ass hole !! Use a magic eightball for the small penis you have !

      • Akarileyescobar

        Today he opened his eyes and gave a thumbs up. Please move on. This man means a lot to me personally.

        • Martin Weeks

          Thanks for update. I pray he fully recovers.

  • OnefortheKipper

    How did he get passed the metal detectors in the first place? Sad state of turmoil we live in, fear everywhere! Praying for the two officers

    • WiLL.SoN

      From what I have heard and read, the creature never made it passed the metal detectors. It was attempting to get to the front of THAT line when the incident occurred.

      • OnefortheKipper

        Just to many “sicko’s” in this world! God help us!

  • Tony P

    Heard Fresno County Jail has got some open vacancies…. I’m not tryna get shot though. RIP, if they die… prayers and stuff.

    • PerfectPairsMa’am

      Yup same to your mother RIP her!!

  • Cheri Bickley

    Praying for both officers that they get well soon. May God be with them and their families.

  • leemvee

    Mabey it was corizon .., they used this guy for the dirty work its to random dont you think i know juanita and she belives in being rightous and corizon has little to no ethics i think it was pay back just saying …