Lobby Of Central California Jail Where Officers Shot Reopens

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —  The lobby of a central California jail has reopened a day after an ex-convict shot and critically wounded two unarmed officers.

Fresno County sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti says people can resume visiting inmates Sunday evening.

The correctional officers were shot in the head and neck areas during a struggle with a man who tried to cut to the front of the visitors’ line and began pacing near a secure area of the jail.

Authorities say the officers were trying to get him to sit down when shots rang out.

The suspect has been booked into jail on attempted murder and other charges. The officers remained hospitalized on Sunday.

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