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Three officers injured, suspect killed in Fresno shootout

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.

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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