California police kill heavily-armed man in gun battle

2017-06-07 22:22
Fresno police at the scene of the gun battle. (John Walker, Fresno Bee via AP)

Fresno police at the scene of the gun battle. (John Walker, Fresno Bee via AP)

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Fresno - A heavily-armed suspected gang member was shot and killed early on Wednesday outside a home after he fired a least 75 rounds at officers with a high-powered rifle, police said.

Officers were first called to the home at 03:30 after neighbours reported hearing gunshots. The gun battle began about an hour later.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the man tried to come from a backyard to the street and was blocked by officers and the gunfire started, the Fresno Bee reported.

Neighbours reported that the man said "it's time to end it all", Dyer said.

Dyer described the man as a 21-year-old gang member, but his name was not released.

No police officers or civilians were hit or injured.

Police recovered between 75 and 100 casings at the scene. The man was also armed with a handgun, and a shotgun and more ammunition were found in a backyard shed.

The Fresno County District Attorney's office will investigate the shooting.

The violence comes just a day after a gun battle at a Fresno home left three men dead and another wounded in what may have been a home-invasion robbery or a drug deal gone bad, police said.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office identified the intruders as Xavier Williams, 23, and Elijah Monroe-Mays snr, 27, both of Sacramento. Mays and Williams are half-brothers. Also killed was Chong Yang, 69, of Fresno. Yang's adult son, who was armed, was also shot in the gun battle, but survived.

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