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Fresno County deputies fatally shoot suspect

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Fresno County authorities say sheriff's deputies fatally shot a motorist who led them on a car chase and pointed a firearm at them.

The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/1eRjwJA) reports the chase began around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when officers tried to pull over the suspect's vehicle for a traffic stop.

Officials say the suspect drove more than 100 miles per hour without stopping or slowing for traffic signals or stop signs. Then the motorist stopped and tried to hide in a peach orchard southwest of Fresno.

Police say three sheriff's deputies aided by search dog found the suspect partially hidden in a peach tree. When he pointed a firearm at them, all three officers fired at him.

Lt. Mark Padilla says the man, described as Hispanic in his 40s, hasn't been identified.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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