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Fred Perez, 55
Fresno, California
December 29, 2015

Agencies: Fresno Police Department California

Last updated: about 2 years ago

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Fred Perez, 55, was shot and killed by police who say he was in the process of stabbing a woman when he was killed. Police investigators said 911 callers reported hearing a man beating a woman, then screams coming from the apartment. Officers broke out a window to see what was happening and what they saw was the 55-year-old suspect inside and armed with a knife, and blood all over. One officer shot a bean bag at the man, but it didn't seem to have much of an effect. Chief Dyer said body cameras on the officers recorded one saying the suspect was still stabbing the woman, so he and another officer opened fire, killing the man. Both officers are on paid leave now pending the investigation, but Chief Dyer said it's clear their actions were justified.