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22-year-old man shot by Fresno Police after killing his mom, investigators say

Posted at 4:32 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 07:32:13-04

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- "He has the knife in his right hand. Officers are giving him commands, he's not dropping the knife."

It was a chaotic scene at the corner of Balch and Cedar in southeast Fresno.

This home is where police say 22-year-old Miguel Carranza stabbed his mother to death Saturday night.

The family confirms the victim is Delia Carranza. Police say she's in her 50's.

After an hour of negotiations, he charged at police officers with a kitchen knife.

"He had a huge knife in his hand and he just had blood all up his arms," says Sarah Kormakov. "He had a white shirt on and it just practically looked red, it was all red."

As Carranza ran towards police, an officer fired two non-lethal rounds at him.

One hit the suspect, but he continued to charge at law enforcement. That's when investigators say four officers fired their guns.

That moment was captured on Kormakov's surveillance camera.

Kormakov lives just two houses down. She was left shaken.

"Hearing the shots, it was like you could feel the shock wave of the bullets hitting you," she said.

Carranza was shot multiple times and is expected to survive.

According to investigators, Carranza called 911 himself saying he killed his mother. They say he was suicidal.

The four officers who fired their weapons have been put on paid administrative leave.

*Original story by ABC30.