Police: Fresno Cop Mistaken for Gang Member

Dec 3, 2013 11:47 AM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno police say an off-duty officer returned fire at four gang members after the suspects mistook him for a gang member and began shooting at a traffic light.

Three of the suspected gang members were wounded in the Monday night exchange. The officer was not hurt.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer says the officer was in his personal vehicle on his way to work when the gang members began yelling at him from another vehicle, demanding to know what gang he was in.

One of the four then allegedly shot at the officer six times, prompting the officer to return fire.

Dyer tells the Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/1cjAKLr) two of the gang members showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds. They were in stable condition. A third suspect was caught a short distance away, and the fourth remained at large.

Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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