Gunman who shot Fresno deputy arrested after standoff

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of shooting a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy who responded to a call about two neighbors arguing over a rural property boundary was arrested after a standoff.

The Fresno Bee reports Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says the suspect was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting 49-year-old Deputy John Erickson near the community of Tollhouse.

Mims says the gunman was firing his rifle at a man at the scene but shifted to deputies upon their arrival. Erickson is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

She says the gunman surrendered hours after several conversations with officers at the scene. His name has not been released.

Mims says deputies have been called to the same location before over the same property line dispute.


Information from: The Fresno Bee,

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