Fresno County man killed in confrontation with Sheriff's deputy

January 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Randall Davis, 51, was fatally shot Monday night by a deputy outside a home in the area of Belmont and Willow.

The Sheriff's Department says it got a call about a man who was acting suicidal. When a deputy arrived at the scene Davis approached him with a box cutter.

Authorities say Davis had already cut himself several times. They also say he rushed the deputy and threatened to kill him.

The deputy said he unsuccessfully tried to fire a shot at Davis and that's when Davis jumped on him. They said another deputy arrived, saw the struggle and shot Davis.

Both deputies are on administrative leave with pay.

Davis has been in trouble with the law in the past. He was convicted of a felony injury in 1996 and got a one-year sentence.


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