Officer-Involved Shooting in Mendota

November 12, 2008 12:07:45 AM PST
A Fresno county deputy shot and wounded an axe-wielding suspect. It happened at an apartment complex on Oller Street in Mendota.Fresno county sheriff's investigators say a man armed with an axe and pruning shears was threatening residents.

When deputies arrived they say the man charged at them and one officer opened fire striking the suspect in the arm. Investigators say the man ran away and hid in the crawl space of a vacant apartment.

He was captured after a forty-five minute standoff and taken to the hospital. Charges in this case are pending.

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