The Associated Press | Fresno Bee
FRESNO, CALIF. — A gunman who was killed in a shootout in Fresno that injured three law enforcement officers had vowed not to be taken alive, police said.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer identified the man on Wednesday as 27-year-old Jerry Vue.
Dyer said a task force of nine officers converged on an apartment in the city Tuesday in an attempt to arrest Vue in connection with a 2012 kidnapping…as the officers entered the apartment’s garage to perform a search, Vue emerged from behind hanging clothes and opened fire, exchanging multiple rounds at a range of about 20 feet, Dyer said.
A parole agent identified as Nate Castro was shot in the chest; the marshal, whose name was not released, suffered a grazing wound in the stomach; and sheriff’s Detective Robert McEwen suffered injuries to the face from bullet fragments, the Fresno Bee reported.
According to the newspaper, the three injured officers were taken to Community Regional Medical Center after the shooting with minor injuries and released by the night…(Full text at Fresno Bee)
A shout out to PAAC’s Bill Charette for tipping Paco to this incident. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Agent Castro and his family. –