New Information about Suspect Shot by Fresno Police

February 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Fresno County sheriff's deputies along with Fresno police wrapped up their search Saturday morning for a man wanted in an officer-involved shooting late Friday night in east central Fresno. The overnight search failed to locate the wanted man. The second man involved in the altercation, 23 year old Mike Fang, was shot by Fresno police officers.

The shooting happened around 9:45 near McKinley and Maple.

Fresno county deputies swarmed the area in a massive dragnet for the second suspect. At one point a swat team surrounded a home in east central Fresno.

The sheriff's department says Fresno police officers were in a county island near Maple and McKinley investigating an earlier drive-by shooting -- when two men started shooting at them.

Sheriff Margaret Mims, Fresno County Sheriff's Department, says "When their officers approached the house to contact possible suspects, they were confronted by two people, both armed with handguns. Shots were fired at the Fresno PD officers, they returned fire, wounding one of the suspects; the other ran."

The Fresno county sheriff's department is investigating the attempted murder of a police officer, as well as the administrative review of the officer involved shooting.

The officers were not injured.

Fang is currently in a local hospital listed in serious but stable condition. He was arrested on 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon on two Fresno Police Officers. He was also arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Fang was previously a shooting victim of an apparent gang related incident on December 25, 2007 at the same residence.

Anyone with information on the wanted suspect is asked to contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Department at 488-3111.


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