Man dies after being shot by Ceres police officer

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

An officer was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

CERES, Calif. — A man is dead after being shot by a Ceres police officer Friday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Ceres Police Department, it began around 11:40 a.m. when officers were called to Dirk Court for a report of a man wielding a knife at family members.

Police say they found the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon in Modesto.

Upon arrival, the unidentified suspect ran through the yards of nearby homes.

Police found the suspect hiding in a vehicle on a property on 6th Street about 30 minutes later.

Officers tried to detain him and at some point, he was shot by at least one officer. He died at the scene.

A police officer was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. No one else was injured.

Anyone with information can call the Ceres Police Department at 209-538-5712.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.