Woman shoots at man trying to attack someone with knife in Fresno store

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A man is now in custody after police said he pulled a knife on a group of women in a Fresno store. Police said one of the woman then opened fire on him. 

It happened just before 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kearney Center in the area of Fresno and A Streets

Police initially thought the woman had shot him,  but store clerks said the man cut himself with his knife.

Police were on scene right after shots rang out, because an officer happened to be driving nearby and heard gunshots coming from the store.

He then saw a white vehicle speed away. Police stopped the car– detaining four females.

Lt. Bill Dooley said clerk said, and surveillance video shows, the women were inside the store when the male came in and a fight broke out. 

Dooley said the man pulled out a knife and lunged at one of the woman. 

Another female had pulled out a small firearm, a small handgun, and fired multiple shots at the subject and then fled from the store, Dooley said. 

They clerks said the woman fired several shots, but did not hit the male suspect. Police said the man returned to the scene and that’s when they made the arrest. 

No one involved has been identified, and it’s not known if the woman who fired the gun had a permit to carry. Dooley said the women are all cooperating. Police do not yet know why the original fight broke out. 

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