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No charges for man who shot Fresno firefighter

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FRESNO (AP) — Fresno police say the homeowner who shot a firefighter in the leg won’t face any charges.

Police spokesman Jaime Rios told the Fresno Bee the homeowner mistook the firefighter for an intruder when he opened fire early Thursday.

Firefighters were called to the home by paramedics, who had responded to a call of a person in distress and needed help to get inside the house.

The firefighter opened a window that paramedics had pointed out as a possible entry point. Rios says that triggered an alarm that woke up the residents.

The homeowner grabbed his gun and shot at the firefighter thinking he was an intruder coming through the window.

The homeowner told investigators he had not called for medical help.


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