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