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Off-duty Orange Cove police officer shoots, kills man

39-year-old Ricardo Cisneros Piceno of Reedley was shot and killed Thursday by an off-duty officer

UPDATE: Friday, June 1, 2018 - The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed Thursday night as 39-year-old Ricardo Cisneros Piceno of Reedley.

The sheriff's office says the original call Thursday evening was to report a road rage incident between Piceno and other motorists.

The caller said Piceno wanted to fight multiple people and appeared to be under the influence.

A short time later, an off-duty Orange Cove police officer saw Piceno driving erratically and said he pulled over to let him pass.

The officer said Piceno didn't pass but rather pulled up next to him and started an argument.

The officer says he identified himself as law enforcement and got out of the car and that's when the situation escalated and the officer fired several rounds from his gun at Piceno’s car.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is handling the shooting investigation.

An autopsy and toxicology tests are scheduled for Piceno on Saturday.

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Update: The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says a man has died after being shot by an off-duty officer.

The shooting happened just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday near Monson & Floral Avenues.

According to the Fresno Sheriff's County Office, an off-duty police officer was run off the road by another driver. Deputies did not specify which agency the off-duty officer works for.

Deputies say the off-duty officer then fired at the driver who ran him off the road.

The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.

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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting in Orosi.

Detectives say it happened just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday near Monson & Floral Avenues. They say an off duty officer with an undisclosed agency was involved in the shooting.


Details about the person who was shot and their condition are not available for release.

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