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At least three police officers shot in Fresno confrontation

February 25, 2010 | 12:14 pm

At least three law enforcement officers were shot -- one in the head -- during a confrontation with an arson suspect in the town of Minkler, east of Fresno.

According to the Fresno Bee, four people were rushed to a hospital, including two Fresno County sheriff's deputies and a police officer from the town of Reedley.

Their conditions were unknown, but one of the deputies apparently suffered life-threatening wounds to his head, the Bee said.

The shooting suspect is a man wanted on suspicion of arson, officials said, and he is holed up in a home in Minkler, where the shooting occurred.

The Associated Press reported the home is being surrounding by law enforcement officials.

-- Shelby Grad

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