Authorities Investigating Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting in Escalon

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ESCALON — Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Wednesday around 7:40 p.m. in Escalon.

A woman called authorities and said her ex, identified as Matthew Freeseha Jr., was making threats to murder her and her children.

Due to an extended wait time, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputies requested Escalon Police respond to the scene near 18000 Brennan Road.

While Escalon officers waited for deputies, they were confronted by Freeseha who had a shotgun.

Police said Freeseha fired the shotgun at them and they fired back, striking him.

Freeseha was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Stay with FOX40 for updates. 

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