Selma police fatally shot a man who charged an officer with a knife during a rooftop confrontation Monday night, authorities said.
The incident happened in the 2300 block of Azalea Street, where Selma officers went to investigate a domestic violence call. Fresno County sheriff's Lt. Jose Salinas said Tuesday that the victim reported her husband assaulted her with a knife and then went to the roof of the home.
The sheriff's office is investigating the shooting at the request of Selma police.
Police officers found the man on the roof, armed with a large knife and tried to talk him into coming down, but the man began cutting and stabbing himself with the weapon.
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An officer climbed to the roof and used a Taser to stun the husband, who fell to the surface of the roof, Salinas said. But as the officer tried to detain the husband, he stood up and "went at the Selma officer with the knife," Salinas said. "Other officers then fired their department-issued handguns at the husband, striking him several times."
Paramedics took the husband to Selma Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Fresno County District Attorney's Office will review the investigation by the sheriff's office. The officers involved in the incident will be placed on paid administrative leave.
Salinas said officers have previously responded to the home for a domestic violence investigation. The name of the husband was withheld pending notification of other family members.
Salinas said anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detective Mark Chapman at (559) 600-8209.