Chief of Police Paco Balderrama stated the person was armed and transferring in direction of officers ‘in an aggressive method’.
The incident started at about 8:30 pm when police acquired stories of a person hanging across the park and waving a gun over his head.
Balderrama stated when officers arrived on the scene, they discovered the person in his thirties close to the loos of the park, holding what gave the impression to be a firearm.
He stated when officers instructed him to place his weapon down, he refused to heed them and saved transferring towards them holding the gun.
That is once they fired on the man a number of instances.
The officers carried out lifesaving operations on the person however he died on the scene.
An ABC30 crew noticed all of Vinland Park blocked off with crime scene tape.
Woodrow Avenue at Gettysburg has been shut down as officers acquire proof, however Gettysburg Avenue stays open.
Balderrama stated that is the sixth capturing involving a Fresno police officer this yr.
He stated members of the district lawyer’s workplace are on the scene and are finishing up an investigation, together with wanting into body-worn digicam footage.
The officers have been positioned on paid administrative go away whereas the investigation continues.
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