MODESTO (CBS13) – The officer-involved shooting death of Eloy Gonzalez last year was ruled as justified.

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager made the announcement Tuesday.

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Gonzales was shot by deputies on September 27, 2020 after he resisted arrest and attacked deputies with a hatchet, according to deputies.

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The incident started just before 5 a.m. after authorities received reports of a silent burglary alarm in the 800 block of Business Park Drive.

Gonzalez, a Hispanic man in his 40s, was found outside of the business and got into a scuffle with deputies while they attempted to arrest him. He was shot by deputies and died later at the hospital but not before he injured two of the deputies.

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Both deputies were also taken to the hospital and were released after being treated.