Federal officer killed in Modesto shooting - San Jose Mercury News
MODESTO, Calif.—Authorities have identified the victim of a weekend bar shooting in Modesto as a 34-year-old police officer for the Department of Defense.
Daryl Chargualaf appears to have been inadvertently shot by another federal police officer during a fight in the parking lot of a bar early Sunday morning.
Modesto police say Chargualaf, who was off-duty, had apparently gotten into an argument with a group of people inside the bar that escalated into a physical altercation outside.
Chargualaf was fatally struck when another officer opened fire with his handgun. The shooting also left one of the men the two officers had been fighting seriously wounded.
The names of the alleged shooter and wounded man have not been released.
Police tell the Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/Pdc5fM) the officer who opened fire appears to have acted in self-defense.