A 32-year-man was shot and killed after a Friday evening confrontation with Madera police, according to Madera police Sgt. Daniel Foss.
Police arrived at the 800 block of Wessmith Way around 6 p.m. on reports of a man using a machete and a large shovel handle to break the window of a neighbor’s vehicle. They found Sergio Valdovinos armed with both weapons, and he went in and out of his home several times, Foss said.
When cops attempted to confront Valdovinos, he swung the shovel handle at the officers at least three times. The lead officer fired his gun several times, hitting Valdovinos.
He was transported to Madera Community Hospital, where he died, Foss said.