Officer involved shooting in Northeast Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

According to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, the police department received several calls regarding a man who had fired a pistol grip shotgun outside a home in Northeast Fresno.

Dyer said Fresno Police responded to find the man in the front yard of the home on Millbrook. Dyer said after setting up a perimeter, police began talking with the man. At some point during the conversation, the man lifted the shotgun and pointed it at officers, according to Dyer.

Chief Dyer said the police officers felt they were about to be shot, and six officers opened fire on the man, firing at least 20 shots. The man died at the scene.

The man appeared to be in his early 20's, according to Dyer. Police have not released the identity of the man.

Dyer said a domestic disturbance call was received about three weeks ago from the home where the man was shot. No arrests were made at that time.

Police do not know what let to the man being outside with the shotgun, but his roommates suggested that the man had been depressed lately, and had not been acting normally.

No officers where injured in the incident. This is the eight officer-involved shooting so far this year.


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