Firebaugh man kills home invasion suspect with a sword

May 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two suspects committed a home invasion robbery around 2:30 Saturday morning. It happened on the 800 block of Dodderer in the city of Firebaugh. One of the suspects was armed with an axe, and the other was armed with a handgun. The resident of the home armed himself with a sword and killed one of the suspects.

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The incident occurred in the city of Firebaugh, and Firebaugh PD requested assistance from Fresno County Sheriff's Detectives. The Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation at this time.

The deceased suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Baeza of Firebaugh. The second suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Kristopher Rupe. Rupe is still outstanding at this time, and is to be considered armed and dangerous. Rupe may be in the company of an unidentified white female adult, and may be driving a dark green Ford F150 pickup (CA License 6T04402).

Anybody with information regarding this crime or the location of Christopher Rupe is asked to telephone the Fresno County Sheriff's Office at 559-600-3111.