California Department of Justice Investigating Fresno Officer-Involved Shooting Under AB 1506

Monday, March 6, 2023
Contact: (916) 210-6000,

**The information provided below is based on preliminary details regarding an ongoing investigation, which may continue to evolve**

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred on Saturday in Fresno. The OIS incident resulted in the death of one individual and reportedly occurred at the conclusion of a vehicle pursuit involving the Fresno Police Department at approximately 5 p.m. Although there was reportedly an exchange of gunfire, preliminary investigation indicates that the decedent was not in possession of a deadly weapon at the time of the fatal shooting.

Following notification by local authorities, the California Department of Justice’s California Police Shooting Investigation Team for Northern California initiated an investigative response. Alongside other law enforcement partners, the California Department of Justice is investigating. Once the investigation has been completed, it will be turned over to the California Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Section within the Criminal Law Division for independent review.

More information on the California Department of Justice’s role and responsibilities under AB 1506 is available here:

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