Man who fired at Fresno police shot, wounded by officer


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FRESNO, California — Authorities say a man who fired a semi-automatic handgun at police was shot by an officer during a violent struggle in downtown Fresno.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer says his officers used "incredible restraint" in subduing Patrick Lee Hall, who pulled out the gun while fighting with officers Monday.

The 34-year-old fired at the officer and missed. The officer then pulled out his sidearm and fired two rounds. One struck Hall in the abdomen, who then jumped a fence in an alley, still carrying the handgun. He was eventually chased down and caught.

The Fresno Bee reports ( ) Hall was treated for the gunshot wound, which appeared to pass through his body.

The two officers also were treated for minor injuries.

Dyer says Hall was released from prison in February, where he served time for assault with a deadly weapon.

Information from: The Fresno Bee,

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