Fresno Police: suspect punches officer in face

October 17, 2012 12:12:40 AM PDT
A man is in jail facing several charges for assaulting a Fresno police officer.

Police say before late Tuesday night Roberto Ruiz assaulted a customer outside the U-Save Liquor Store on Tulare near Maple in Southeast Fresno. When officers arrived, Ruiz ran into the store and barricaded himself inside.

Officers say they then got into a scuffle with him, and Ruiz punched an officer in the face. The officer is doing fine, but may have suffered a broken nose.

Police say Ruiz is mentally ill and already on parole for assaulting another police officer.