The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office identified the armed man who was shot by law enforcement last week in Minkler.
Jeremy Cobain Vaughn, 21, of Sanger, a wanted parolee, ran from a parole agent who was looking for him in the Riverbend Mobile Home Park, 17000 E. Kings Canyon Road.
The parole agent requested backup from sheriff’s deputies shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday.
The suspect who fled from deputies, Jeremy Cobain Vaughn, faces parole violation charges. Other charges also could be filed.
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Deputies soon saw a man on Highway 180, between Piedra Road and Lone Oak Avenue and watched him run through a vineyard toward a home. A deputy stopped him from running further south and forced him to run north.
About 8:15 a.m., a second deputy confronted Vaughn at Highway 180 and Lone Oak and ordered him to surrender. Vaughn refused and the deputy fired from his rifle, striking Vaughn. The Sheriff’s Office says Vaughn was carrying a pellet handgun that was recovered at the scene.
Deputies gave Vaughn medical aid and ambulances and the Skylife helicopter responded. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno and underwent surgery. The Sheriff’s Office says he’s listed in critical condition but is expected to survive his injuries.
No law enforcement personnel sustained any injuries. The shooting remains under investigation and the deputy who fired his gun is on paid administrative leave.