The shooting happened near Wessmith Way and Lake Street. Madera Police say 32-year-old Sergio Valdovinos broke into a resident's car and swung a stick at officers several times before an officer fired eight times.
WARNING language/graphic content. Officer involved shooting in Madera. Family of suspect says he's mentally ill, in surgery, cond. unknown. pic.twitter.com/wMNxVwmqLF— Veronica Miracle (@VeronicaABC30) June 17, 2017
Valdovinos' family says he is mentally ill and died in the hospital.
"He has schizophrenia, dementia, 51-50, bipolar and I put him in a facility in Visalia and a hospital," his mom said. "They know Sergio, they're familiar with my son."
This is the second officer-involved shooting in Madera in two weeks. Police say the last shooting involving a Madera police officer prior to the June 5 incident was over a decade ago.
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