Fresno police shoot, kill man they say was armed with fence post

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FRESNO, California — Fresno police say officers shot and killed a man who came at them with a metal fence post while wrapped in bucket.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer says officers found the 36-year-old man in a backyard after heading to a home to arrest him on suspicion of violating a domestic violence restraining order.

According to the Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/1DwzLVC), Dyer says the man was armed with a four-foot post from a chain link fence and had cut a 5-gallon bucket and wrapped it around his chest.

Officers tried to stop the man using a stun gun before shooting him several times.

The man died at the scene. He has not been identified.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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