Fresno police used a Taser to subdue a man after an altercation in the street in central Fresno Tuesday morning.
The incident took place at East Cornell and North Harrison avenues shortly before 10:30 a.m., where police were called to check a report that a lawn crew working in the area had been assaulted and gardening equipment, including a leaf blower and a lawn mower, had been damaged. It was also reported that the suspect had fired a gunshot in his home.
As an officer drove up, Lt. Joe Gomez said, the suspect, identified as Darren Brown, 56, grabbed a large river rock from a yard and smashed it through the window of a gardening truck before ignoring the officer’s command to stop and running into his home. Officers went inside the residence, but Brown refused to comply. Gomez said he resisted arrest and fought with officers, who were required to use the Taser to apprehend Brown. He was arrested on charges of felony vandalism and resisting arrest and was later booked at Fresno County Jail. Gomez said no gun was discovered in the home.