Gang Member Shot By Police In Southeast Fresno

Anthony Romero

A gang member shot by a Fresno police officer Monday night will go to jail as soon as he gets out of the hospital.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. off Kings Canyon and Chestnut in Southeast Fresno.

Investigators say 37-year-old Anthony Romero had a warrant out for his arrest, and they got a tip that the gang member was selling drugs and carrying around a couple of guns and a ballistic vest.

Officers say they spotted him on a bike. He started tossing things as he rode away.

At one point, officers say he reached into his waistband. One of the officers feared for his safety, and he shot him.

The officer is a seven-year veteran of the Fresno Police Department and is on administrative leave, which is customary.

This is the city's 9th officer-involved shooting of the year.