A California firefighter was shot and killed while responding to a dumpster fire Monday morning.
The Stockton Fire Department firefighter identified as 47-year-old Captain Videl “Max” Fortuna was shot while battling a dumpster fire at the corner of Aurora and Market, CBS Sacramento reports.
Fortuna, a 21-year veteran firefighter, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Are you over 50-years-old? If so, click here and join me and sign up for AMAC – the Association of Mature American Citizens – a conservative group fighting for us in DC! I’m glad I joined! – Todd Starnes
He leaves behind a wife and two children.
“Today is a tragic day…for Max Fortuna’s family,” Stockton Firefighters 456 Union President Mario Gardea said at a press conference. ” Max was a firefighter who showed up every day and never complained about being on the job…Max will be was always considered a legacy firefighter and he’s gonna be missed.”
While an investigation is ongoing, a 67-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting and a gun was recovered from the scene.