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Officer-involved shooting in Southwest Fresno leaves 1 dead

An investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting in Southwest Fresno on Wednesday night.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
An investigation is underway following a deadly officer-involved shooting in Southwest Fresno on Wednesday night.

The shooting happened near Tulare Street and Mayor Avenue. Fresno police officers were dispatched to the location at 9:57 p.m. for a report of two brothers fighting. When they arrived, officers ordered both men to the ground.

Dyer said one of the two men, who was carrying a knife, was ordered to put down the weapon. The suspect made a move as if he was about to stab his brother, which is when he was fatally shot, according to Dyer.

"The suspect who was armed with the knife made the comment, 'God forgive me for what I'm about to do.' And it was shortly thereafter that he raised the knife and what we believe attempted to stab his brother," said Jerry Dyer, Fresno Police Chief.

The suspect's name has not been released, but authorities say he was 22 years old. Authorities said his 25-year-old brother may have suffered some injuries during the fight that took place before police arrived, but will be okay. Both officers involved in the shooting are now on paid administrative leave.

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