Tulare County and city of Delano law enforcement officers fatally shot a man and wounded a woman near Delano while seeking a suspect in a drive-by shooting Friday.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office says deputies spotted the suspect at a motel in the Richgrove area around 2 a.m., and Delano police responded to assist.

The office says in a social media post that during the attempt to contact the suspect a Delano officer and a sheriff’s deputy fired their weapons.

Man Dies at Hospital, Woman Has Surgery

The man died at a hospital and at last word the woman was in surgery. Neither was immediately identified.

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux requested that the Porterville Police Department handle the officer-involved-shooting investigation.

(GV Wire contributed to this report.) 


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