FRESNO (AP) – A Fresno County sheriff’s deputy was wounded in the leg when his gun discharged during a struggle with a suspect, authorities said.
The deputy was heading to a domestic violence call Wednesday afternoon when a man walking on a street attacked him, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
During the fight, a round was fired from his gun and grazed his upper leg, the office said.
An off-duty deputy saw the fight and helped the first deputy arrest the man.
The deputy was treated for a non-life-threatening wound.
The suspect was described only as being a parolee at large who is in his mid-20s. His name was withheld.
Deputies searched for the people reportedly involved in the domestic violence incident but could not find them.
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