An investigation is underway in Tulare County involving a sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man.
It happened in the town of Ivanhoe, just east of Visalia. It took place around 7:30 Friday evening in a neighborhood near the corner of Heather Avenue and Hawthorne Road.
Investigators say a gang detective was walking the streets and noticed a man in his 20s who was wanted for attempted homicide. As the deputy tried to talk to him, the suspect threw a can at him then ran away. The deputy gave chase and during the pursuit the suspect reportedly pulled a gun and fired at the detective. The bullet missed, but the bullet the deputy fired back did not. It struck the suspect and wound up killing him.
The Visalia Police Department is overseeing this investigation. The evidence officers collect should help determine whether this shooting was justified.
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