Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in northeast Fresno

Officials say the man may have been connected to two other incidents that occurred overnight.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man was shot and sent to the hospital in an officer-involved shooting in northeast Fresno on Tuesday morning, according to police.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. on Barstow Avenue just east of Blackstone.

A driver said they had to swerve to avoid hitting a man riding a bike on Blackstone, officials say.

Concerned, the driver turned around to check on the man riding the bike.

That's when police say the bicyclist pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the driver.

The driver called 911 and police arrived within minutes and found the man on the bike.

That ultimately ended in a shooting where at least four shots were fired by two longtime Fresno Police officers.

Investigators say the suspect was hit at least twice.

He was transported to the hospital where he's expected to survive.

At the moment police are not revealing the man's identity but only that he is 35 years old.

Officers add he's had a past run-in with police.

"He did have a felony theft warrant and he will be going to jail at least for that," said Fresno Police Capt. Mark Salazar.

Investigators believe the suspect could also be tied to two other overnight incidents involving a man making threats with a gun.

They both happened in that same area and one of the threats involved firefighters.

When the suspect was taken into custody officers couldn't locate the firearm. At this point it's unclear if its been located.

Police officials were not available for further comment on the matter and say they're still in the process of interviewing the officers involved.

It is the third officer-involved shooting for the Fresno Police Department this year.
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