2 people injured, one killed by gunman in Reedley, police say. Officers killed the shooter

One person was killed and two others were injured by a gunman who was later shot by Reedley police Tuesday night, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting began at 9:34 p.m. when the armed person was near 11th Street and North Avenue, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Botti.

While officers were on their way to that shooting, another caller reported the shooter was located at 13 and F Street, not far from the previous shooting, Botti said.

Officers learned a woman had been shot in the 100 block of South East Avenue, Botti said.

“Officers started heading in that direction,” he said. “As they try to deal with this, another call comes out from another gunshot victim around the corner.”

Botti said the second victim – a man – was found on Evening Glow and Sunset avenues. Deputies also responded to the gunfire.

Officers then saw the suspect matching the description on Haney and Springfield Avenues. Officers went to approach the shooter and saw him drive through Springfield and enter the Riverland apartment complex, Botti said.

Officers arrived at the apartment before the suspect fired at officers, who then returned fire, striking the shooter in a courtyard at the complex, Botti said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A gun was found next to him, Botti said.

When the shooting involving an officer occurred, another call came in from a gunshot victim in the 700 block area of ‚Äč‚ÄčEast Ponderosa.

“It’s a bit far from here,” Botti said. “”What we’re trying to figure out right now is if that’s where he was shot or if he was maybe in that area and was transported to that area. “

The man shot at Evening Glow was pronounced dead at the scene. The East Street woman and Ponderosa man were listed in critical condition, he said.

Botti said “the whole incident happened in about 21 minutes”.

One officer who fired had 20 years of law enforcement experience, while another was five years old and the third had one year of experience. The officers were placed on paid administrative leave, he said.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the officer’s shooting investigation while Reedley police will investigate the shooting of the three victims, including the homicide, he said.

Botti said it was Reedley’s first homicide of 2023 and the fourth officer-involved shooting investigation the sheriff’s office has conducted in the past month.

Anyone with information is asked by deputies to call the sheriff’s office at 559-600-3111. Those who prefer to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward can call Valley Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867 or go to www.valleycrimestoppers.org.

Law enforcement is investigating a shooting that left three people injured, including one killed by a gunman in Reedley, Calif., on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

Law enforcement is investigating a shooting that left three people injured, including one killed by a gunman in Reedley, Calif., on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

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