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Huron police shooting leaves 59-year-old man dead, sheriff’s office says

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A 59-year-old man died after a shooting involving Huron police Sunday night, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

The Fresno County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the man as Esteban Martinez and added that he was homeless.

“The cause of death is pending the results of toxicology tests,” the coroner’s office said in a news release. “Detectives need the public to help them find family members of the suspect.”

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. after Huron police officers were called to check on a woman how was screaming at a gas station at the corner of Myrtle and Lassen avenues.

Two officers arrived and found two men fighting in the parking lot. Officers attempted to separate the men and while one complied the other continued resisting while armed with a deadly weapon, the sheriff’s office said. The officer shot the man, who was declared dead at the scene.

The two men did know each other and the cause of the fight remains under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

The officers were not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jose Diaz at 559-600-8204 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado is a general assignment reporter at The Fresno Bee. He grew up in Porterville and has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Fresno State. He is a former student editor at the Fresno State and Fresno City College newspapers. His hobbies include reading, sleeping, running and taking care of his dog.
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