Reportedly armed man in standoff with Fresno police officers in high school neighborhood

A reportedly armed man refused to come out of his home, leading to an hours-long standoff with police officers in a neighborhood adjacent to Roosevelt High School in southeast Fresno on Thursday.

Police said officers responded to the home on South Hayston Avenue near East Fillmore around 12:45 p.m. after receiving a call regarding an armed disturbance. The reporting party said when they arrived to the home, they were shot at while they were still in their vehicle, police said.

As of 4 p.m., the block was still surrounded by officers.

A department helicopter, K-9 and drone were also at the scene as police called out for the man to surrender.

Officers didn’t locate the man and he is still outstanding as of 7:30 p.m., police said.

The nearby Fresno Unified school was not put on a lockdown, police said.

Officers surround a home on South Hayston Avenue in Fresno, California, on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
Officers surround a home on South Hayston Avenue in Fresno, California, on Thursday, May 18, 2023.