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California firefighter fatally shot while responding to fire

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Jan 31, 2022

Authorities in California say a veteran firefighter was shot and killed Monday in Stockton.

According to the Associated Press, police said 47-year-old Fire Capt. Max Fortuna was battling a dumpster fire when he was shot.

He died at a hospital.

A 67-year-old man was detained at the scene and officers recovered a firearm, the AP reported.

Police said the motive is unknown.

Homicide detectives are trying to determine what led up to the shooting.

Fortuna was with the fire department for more than 20 years and is survived by his wife and two adult children, officials said.