Man found dead after firing at officers at Fresno home, police say

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Man found dead after firing at officers at Fresno home, police say
A man has died after a domestic violence call forced a shelter-in-place order in a Fresno neighborhood on Monday night.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man was found dead inside of a home after he opened fire on officers during a domestic violence call on Monday night, according to the Fresno Police Department.

The incident happened around 6 pm at a home near Chestnut and Hamilton avenues.

Fresno police say officers were called out to the home after it was reported that a 21-year-old man and his brother had been fighting.

Investigators say the 21-year-old grabbed a rifle while he was still inside the home and fired at officers as they were speaking to another family member outside.

The officers and the family member were able to get to safety without being injured.

Officials say none of the officers fired their weapons during the incident.

Residents in the neighborhood were asked to shelter-in-place as officers tried to get the man to come out of the home.

Officers say the man's mother told them he had shot himself inside the home.

After a standoff, investigators say they used a drone to confirm the man was dead.

Officials say the man was alone inside of the home at the time of the shooting.

Investigators are talking with the man's family to try and figure out what started the argument.