Armed suspect dies after being shot by Tulare County deputies

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- An armed man who was shot by Tulare County Sheriff's deputies has died.

Deputies were called to Highway 65 at Avenue 70 in Ducor Sunday morning.

As they arrived, 41-year-old Lorenzo Molina was attacking his 81-year-old uncle with a knife.

Deputies told Molina to drop the weapon but instead, he ran toward them.

Deputies first deployed a taser before being forced to shoot Molina to stop him.

He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The man who was attacked was also taken to the hospital and released hours later.

The two deputies who shot Molina are on paid administrative leave, following department protocol.
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