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More details emerge in Modesto shooting involving two officers and suspect
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More details emerge in Modesto shooting involving two officers and suspect


Modesto police department released more details on a shooting that left one suspect dead on Thursday, Dec. 17.

Heather Graves, the department's spokesperson, said that at 2:10 p.m. two Modesto officers tried to stop a man on the bike, who fled from them into a parking garage off 10th Street.

When officers approached the suspect, he pulled out a loaded .44 caliber handgun from his waistband and failed to comply with the officers' orders to drop the gun.

Several shots were fired by by both officers, according to Graves. Medical crews performed CPR on the suspect while he was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The suspect was later identified as 24-year-old Christopher Fletcher, who required the highest level of supervision through the Stanislaus County Probation Department, Graves said.

Fletcher was also equipped with an ankle monitor at the time of the shooting. Both officers were not injured during the shooting and were placed on paid administrative leave as is standard procedure, according to Graves.


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