Suspect Allegedly Hits Elderly Concealed Carry Permit Holder with Stick, Gets Shot Three Times

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A 73-year-old concealed carry permit holder shot a 22-year-old suspect three times Thursday morning in Fresno, California, after the suspect allegedly attacked the permit holder with a stick.

Your Central Valley reports that the permit holder was taking his normal, early morning walk along a canal when the suspect approached and a “verbal confrontation” ensued.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the confrontation escalated when the suspect allegedly “picked up a large stick or wooden object” and struck the 73-year-old. The elderly man pulled a handgun and shot the suspect three times in response.

The suspect was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for gunshot wounds, while the elderly man was taken to be treated for the wounds sustained after being hit with the stick.

Chief Dyer said preliminary investigation results point to the elderly man being justified in shooting the suspect.

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