SELMA, Calif. (AP) — A police officer in California's Central Valley was shot and killed Tuesday and a suspect was arrested.
The Selma officer was patrolling in the small Fresno County city shortly before noon when someone flagged down his patrol car and said there was a suspicious person in a yard, KFSN-TV reported.
As the officer left his car, he was shot several times. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. His name wasn't immediately released.
A 23-year-old man was later found and arrested and a gun believed to have been used in the shooting was seized in the area, police said.
"I'm absolutely outraged. I am horrified right now," Selma Police Chief Rudy Alcaraz during a press conference.
The motive for the shooting was under investigation but may have been gang-related, Fresno County Sheriff John Zanoni said.
The man arrested had a criminal record that included robbery and gun possession charges and he was wanted by probation officers, authorities said.