California deputy fatally shoots man attacking people with bricks

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A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who attacked at least two people with a large rock or brick during a fight outside a home in central California, authorities said.

Deputies responding Saturday evening following reports of a family disturbance with injuries found shattered windows and blood visible inside and outside the residence in an unincorporated area north of downtown Fresno, sheriff’s officials said.

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There was a fight involving up to eight people and two victims — a man and a woman — were bleeding profusely, according to Lt. Arley Terrence with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputies confronted the man believed responsible for the injuries, ordering him to drop a “large rock or brick,” Terrence said. When the man refused to comply, one of the deputies opened fire, striking the man, officials said.

A man injured two people in a brick attack in Fresno, California, on Sept. 17, 2022.

A man injured two people in a brick attack in Fresno, California, on Sept. 17, 2022. (Fox News)

The man, who was not identified, died at a hospital, the Fresno Bee reported Sunday.

The shooting was under investigation.

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The conditions of the two injured people weren’t immediately available Sunday.

No law enforcement personnel were injured.

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