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Police: Machete-wielding Ceres man shot by officers
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CERES, Calif. - Ceres officers were forced to shoot a man Monday night after he charged them with a machete knife, according to police.

Sergeant Jose Berger of the Ceres Police Dept. said officers were dispatched to a home on the 2400 block of Pineridge Rd. after the parents of a 34-year-old man informed police he was behaving "strangely."

Officers arrived at the home around 7:35 p.m. and began interacting with the man. At some point during the interaction, the man became aggressive, picked up a machete and charged officers, said Berger.

The two officers attempted to subdue the man with bean bag rounds but the man continued to advance, so they fired their guns, Berger said.

The man was struck in the arm and retreated into his bedroom where he barricaded himself with machete in hand. Officers attempted to contact the man verbally and when he didn't respond after several minutes, they entered the room and found him bleeding from his wound, said Berger.

An ambulance was called to the scene and the man was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

According to Berger, officers have responded to the same home previously due to the man's behavior. Berger said the man has an undisclosed mental issue.

The man's name was not released.

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