Man shot, killed by Ceres police officer identified

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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The officer accused of shooting him has not been identified yet.

CERES, Calif. — The man shot and killed by a Ceres police officer Friday afternoon has been identified.

According to the Ceres Police Department, he was 22-year-old Alexander Yepez Ortega of Ceres.

Police say it started around 11:40 a.m. Friday when officers were called to a home on Dirk Court for a report of a man wielding a knife at family members.

Police found the suspect, Alexander Ortega, had a warrant out for his arrest in Modesto.

When police arrived, Ortega ran through the yards of nearby homes and officers found him hiding in a vehicle on 6th Street about 30 minutes later.

Police say they tried to detain him and at some point, he was shot by at least one officer. Ortega died at the scene.

The officer accused of shooting him has not been identified yet. A police officer was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening stab wound.

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.