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.READ MORE: 44 Structures Now Destroyed As Dixie Fire Grows To 240,795 Acres
Gonzales was shot by deputies on September 27, 2020 after he resisted arrest and attacked deputies with a hatchet, according to deputies.READ MORE: Search Continues For Woman Missing Following Boating Accident
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.MORE NEWS: Forward Progress Stopped In 5 Fires That Threatened Structures In Calaveras County
Both deputies were also taken to the hospital and were released after being treated.