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Tulare Officer-Involved Shooting; Man In Hospital

There has been an officer-involved shooting in Tulare.

Shortly after midnight Thursday, Tulare Police were called to the area of Meadow and E streets because of a fight.

When officers got there, they heard gunshots and began investigating.

During the investigation, officers came across a man armed with a gun, said police spokesman Sgt. Darron Altermatt.

The man -- later identified as 22-year-old Ben Velasquez -- was shot by police and taken to an area hospital. His condition is not known.

The officers involved in this incident have been placed on paid administrative leave, said Sgt. Altermatt.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department is conducting the investigation.

No other details have been released.

Stay with KMPH News and KMPH.com as we continue to follow this story.

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