FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Fresno County Sheriff’s Office officials provided an update Thursday evening on an officer-involved shooting and then standoff in northeast Fresno.
According to Assistant Sheriff John Zanoni, an off-duty deputy identified a suspect vehicle wanted in relation to a residential burglary in southern Fresno County near the Macy’s in Fresno’s River Park shopping center. The deputy saw the wanted suspects leaving the store and heading towards the vehicle, authorities say.
The off-duty deputy contacted detectives who responded to the shopping center, Zanoni says. As they responded, two of the three suspects ran back into the Macy’s store and the third jumped into the vehicle, officials say. As deputies attempted to keep the suspect from leaving the parking lot in the vehicle, Zanoni says the suspect used the vehicle to ram several patrol cars.