Merced Officer on Leave After Shooting

August 5, 2008 8:07:26 AM PDT
A Merced Police Officer is now on leave after he shot a patient at a mental facility Sunday night. The officer was responding to a disturbance at the Merced Manor.

Police say 23-year old Kyle Martin and 37-year old Anthony Flores threatened the responding officer with a fire extinguisher when he arrived. Investigators said Flores threw the extinguisher at the officer and that's when he opened fire.

Flores was shot in the finger and it had to be amputated. Both suspects are at the Merced County Jail on $30,000 dollars bail.



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