FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An official says a man was shot and killed by police inside a California police station after he tried to grab a gun from an officer.
Farmersville Police Chief Mario Krstic said Tuesday the shooting occurred after 26-year-old Estevan Andrade Gomez of Farmersville was arrested in a traffic stop.
An autopsy reports says he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest .
Gomez was being booked into custody on Saturday when officers say he started fighting with them.
Krstic said the fight moved into a nearby office, where Gomez is accused of trying to grab a weapon.
Krstic says two officers had tried to subdue Gomez with a Taser but failed.
Gomez had previously been arrested on suspicion of drug and robbery crimes.
Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave. Their names have not been released.
Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com