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Three officers injured, suspect killed in Fresno shootout

Three officers injured, suspect killed in Fresno shootout
Map shows location where three officers were injured and a suspect was killed Tuesday in Fresno. (Google Maps)

Three law enforcement officers sustained non-life-threatening injures and a suspect was killed Tuesday in a shootout at an apartment in Fresno.

The officers were part of a multi-agency task force and were trying to arrest a man suspected of kidnapping when he opened fire outside the apartment in the southeast part of the city, authorities told the Fresno Bee.

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The injured officers work with the U.S. Marshal's Office, Fresno County Sheriff's Office and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to the report.

The marshal sustained a grazing wound to his stomach and the sheriff's detective was hit in the face by shrapnel, the Bee reported. The third officer, a parole agent, was hit in the chest but was wearing a protective vest.

Authorities described the injuries as minor. The officers were taken to a hospital and later released.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the 27-year-old gunman was hiding amid a pile of clothing in a garage and surprised officers when he ran out and opened fire.

The shooter was identified as Jerry Vue, who was being sought for helping kidnap a woman last year, police told the Bee.

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