Officer-involved shooting in Chowchilla leaves suspect dead |

An officer-involved shooting in Chowchilla left a suspect dead late Thursday night.

The shooting happened near Fourth and Alameda Avenues at around 11 p.m. Authorities say an officer spotted a man intentionally starting a fire in the area and confronted him.

Witnesses say Chowchilla Police Department and California Highway Patrol officers repeatedly told the suspect to drop an object, possibly a weapon, before firing.

The suspect, only identified as being in his 20s, died at the scene.

Authorities are in the area investigating what led up to the shooting.

Stay with ABC30 for updates.

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