FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- A suspect was shot dead by police after officers say he tried to attack them with a hammer – when they were called to investigate a suspected break-in at the Meux Home Museum in downtown Fresno on Thursday.
According to Fresno Police Department, officers were called to the Meux Home Museum, in the area of R and Tulare Streets, shortly after 12:00 p.m. following reports about someone pacing franticly outside.
Officers say they arrived to find windows broken, the front door prised open, and the suspect inside the building. The officer attempted to use a taser to subdue the suspect, but the suspect pulled the prongs out.
According to the police department, the suspect then raised a hammer and rushed towards the officers. That prompted two officers to fire rounds at the suspect – killing him.
Both officers involved are described as ten-year veterans of the police department. An investigation into the officer-involved shooting is underway. The deceased suspect is yet to be officially identified.