A Lemoore man is in critical but stable condition after exchanging gunfire with deputies near a casino south of Lemoore, according to the Kings County Sheriff’s Office.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Nathan Ferrier.
A sheriff’s deputy arrived and said he confronted Jeff, who ran to the nearby intersection of 17th Avenue and Jersey Avenue. While the deputy gave chase, Jeff reportedly fired at least one shot, but missed the deputy. When he reached the intersection in front of the Yokuts gas station, Jeff tried to take cover behind a vehicle that had stopped at the four-way stop, Ferrier told The Bee.
Then two more deputies arrived, confronted Jeff and shot him. “It all happened pretty quickly,” Ferrier said.
Deputies said they found a .32-caliber H&R Magnum pistol.
Jeff was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment. Ferrier said once Jeffs is released from the hospital, he will likely be booked on suspicion of attempted murder, a convicted felon in possession of a gun and other charges.