A large gathering to remember the man who was shot Saturday afternoon in an officer involved shooting had some tense moments Sunday night.
It began as a vigil for 19-year old Dylan Noble. Fresno Police said noble was shot four times by officers on Saturday afternoon near Shields and Armstrong. Investigators said they had initially received 911 calls of a man walking in the area with a rifle, and when officers got to the area, they allegedly saw a pickup truck speeding. Police said they pulled the driver over and asked the man to show his hands. Investigators said officers believed the driver was reaching for a weapon when he was shot. No weapon has been found yet.
The vigil started around 8pm Sunday night, with at least 100 people gathering with pickup trucks and motorcycles. Many were emotional, and some were also very upset, specifically angry at police.
Fresno Police officers started arriving an hour after the vigil began because they say they were receiving disturbance calls about reckless drivers and a large gathering. The crowd then dispersed onto Shields near Armstrong, blocking the street. Many were yelling at the officers, refusing to move onto the sidewalk. It finally took one young man from the crowd to approach the police and go on the police cruiser intercom to ask the crowd to remain peaceful and get off the street. The young man asked the large crowd to celebrate Noble elsewhere.
Many of Noble’s friend said he was nice and touched the lives of many people. Friends and family are still questioning how the officer-involved shooting came about.
Investigators said the two officers involved in the shooting are veterans of 17 and 20 years and both have been placed on administrative leave.