BREAKING: CA Firefighter Shot and Killed While Responding to Dumpster Fire
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.
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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.