HURON — The Huron Police Department has requested the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office take over the investigation of an officer-involved shooting that occurred over the weekend, officials said.
Shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, Sheriff’s officials said Huron Police officers responded to a call of suspicious activity at an apartment complex located on the northeast corner of South Lassen and West Tornado avenues in Huron.
Officials said Huron officers were told that three armed men were at the property. Once officers contacted the group then something occurred which caused an officer to fire their gun, officials said.
Deputies said one suspect was struck, one suspect ran away and the third suspect was detained.
The 18-year-old man who was shot was transported by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment and deputies said he is listed in stable condition.
Officials said the suspect who was immediately caught is a 14-year-old boy, while the third suspect who ran away is a 16-year-old boy.
Deputies said they found the 16-year-old suspect a short time later inside an apartment unit. According to Sheriff’s deputies, all the suspects have ties to a street gang.
Less than an hour after the officer involved shooting occurred, the Huron Police Department requested detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office take over the investigation.
Officials said detectives responded and worked throughout the night to examine evidence and interview witnesses.
Two handguns were found at the complex, which deputies said are believed to belong to the group of suspects.
Detectives said they still need to interview all officers who were on scene during the time of the shooting and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact Detective Hector Palma at 600-8204 or Crime Stoppers at 498-7867. Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.