Sheriff’s Deputy in Fresno Dies After Being ‘Accidentally Shot’ While on Duty

Fresno County sheriff’s deputy died Monday after he was “accidentally shot” while on duty in a business park near Fresno’s Yosemite International Airport, authorities said.

The shooting occurred just before 4 p.m., when the deputy was working near Clinton and Winery Avenues, according to Tony Botti, a spokesman for the Fresno County sheriff’s office.

The deputy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Botti said. His name was not released.

It’s unclear what led to the shooting, and Botti said the incident was under investigation.

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