Police identify man injured in exchange of gunfire with officers in central Fresno

Officers responded to shots fired at a home on Weldon near Wilson to find a bullet hole in the wall of a child's bedroom.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Gunshots woke a family in an apartment on Weldon near Echo in central Fresno just after 2 Sunday morning.

"They (the family) went inside the room to make sure everyone was OK. They observed what they thought was a bullet hole in the wall of their children's room and immediately called 911," said Bill Dooley with Fresno police.

A three-year-old and 16-month-old were both in the bedroom at the time the shots came through the wall. No one was hurt.

Officers arrived and found the bullets came through a shared wall with a neighbor.

"The suspect did come outside. When he did, officers found him to be belligerent. He was argumentative, refusing to cooperate and barricaded himself inside his residence," said Dooley.

About two hours later, the suspect, 48-year-old Michael Zavala, started shooting an AR-type rifle from inside his apartment.

Two officers fired back.

That prompted a SWAT team to respond to the scene.

Just before 5 am,Zavala surrendered and had what appeared to be a graze wound to his head.

He was taken to CRMC where he is recovering.

Police have not said why Zavala shot into that neighboring apartment. Their investigation into that continues.

He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on four counts of attempted murder, four counts of attempted murder on police officers and several weapons charges.
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