It happened near Woodward Park on N Friant Road and E Audubon Drive.
Chief Jerry Dyer said officers received a call from West's wife saying he was suicidal. When the first officers arrived at the home they entered through the front door where they found a pool of blood.
West then charged the officers with a knife, one officer fired a taser but it had little effect. That's when the second officer opened fire, hitting him twice.
Dyer says they got a 911 call from the wife that West was suicidal.— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) November 12, 2018
He had a knife and 2 officers saw a pool of blood inside the house.
They say he charged at the officers.
A training officer fired a tazer but it had little effect.
The second officer fired twice and killed him.
West is a former Fresno Police Captain and the former Chief of Police in Oakdale, Calif.
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