Man injured after being shot by Tulare County Deputy

FRESNO, Calif. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday night in the town of Poplar.

Investigators say a Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy was told a driver was seen with a gun. The deputy says when he pulled over the car, two people ran off -- with one armed with a handgun.

Investigators say 22-year-old Joel Quintero turned the gun on the deputy. The deputy fired his gun hitting Quintero once.

Quintero was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The deputy is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

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