27-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer In Central Fresno

Posted on August 5,2022
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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A newly released body-camera video shows a man pointing a replica firearm at an officer In Central Fresno.

officers said they were called out to Cortland and Crystal avenues after it was reported that Austin Flores, 27, had broken a restraining order by showing up at a home in the area.

When officers arrived, they reported finding him holding what they believed to be a gun. During the exchange, officials say Flores began to charge at officers while holding the firearm, forcing them to open fire on him.

Flores was taken to a local hospital, where officers say he later died from his injuries.

Following the shooting, officers said they determined that the firearm Flores had been holding during the incident was a replica gun.

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