ESCALON (CBS13) – The latest on an officer-involved shooting in Escalon:

10:40 a.m.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect shot by officers in Escalon Wednesday night has died from his injuries.

He has been identified by the sheriff’s office as 39-year-old Matthew Freeseha, Jr.

An Escalon police officer shot the Freeseha, the sheriff’s office says. Officers say Freeseha shot at them with a shotgun.

Officers at the scene gave Freeseha first aid after he was shot. It’s unclear if he was pronounced dead at the scene or later at the hospital, however.

6:18 a.m.

A man taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting near Escalon Wednesday night.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office says the incident happened around 7:40 p.m. A woman called authorities, claiming her ex-boyfriend was making threats to murder her and her children.

Once on scene, Escalon police were confronted by the suspect. Officers called for backup the sheriff’s office – but while waiting for deputies to arrive, the suspect allegedly fired a shotgun at officers.

Officers returned fire and hit the suspect.

He was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, San Joaquin County DA, Escalon Police Department and California Department of Justice will be investigating the incident.


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