Two officers shot at in central Fresno

The Fresno BeeJanuary 16, 2014 

Two Fresno police officers who stopped in central Fresno to detain a man wanted for drug possession found themselves under fire Thursday night.

The officers were parking their patrol vehicle about 5:30 p.m. in the 400 block of North Fresno Street, near Belmont Street in central Fresno. As they got out of the vehicle they saw two men at the front of a pair of homes, and one fired at the officers, police Lt. Joe Gomez said.

The two officers took cover and didn't have time to fire back, Gomez said. No officer was wounded.

One man was taken into custody and another ran toward the backyard of the home.

Officers with the Violent Crime Impact Team and patrol officers searched two homes and detained eight people. Officers were interviewing the occupants Thursday night to try to identify the shooting suspect, Gomez said.

Police also were trying Thursday night to obtain a search warrant for the homes.

The man wanted on a drug possession warrant was later arrested, Gomez said.

Check with fresnobee.com for updates throughout the day.

The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service