We are learning more about an armed man who was killed by police at a Fresno elementary school.
The man is identified by his family as 28 year old Jaime Reyes.
Police patrolled campus and a staff member stood guard at the gate as parents picked up their children from Aynesworth elementary.
“Did they just not let you go outside?” asked a parent. “They just had us stay in the cafeteria,” her daughter responded.
The school was placed on lock down after police shot a man on the north edge of the campus.
His friends and family identify the man as 28 year old Jaime Reyes.
Police say Reyes was a suspect in a burglary Tuesday where a gun and bullet-proof vest were stolen.
Police went to his home and were told he had the gun.
Officers saw him near the school say he reached towards his waistband when they approached and then jumped the fence at the school to get away.
“Unfortunately when a suspect makes the decision to jump a fence go onto a school campus while armed with a firearm it creates a great concern for the officers not only for their safety but for the safety of the students. And that's why the officer fired today,” said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer.
Dyer said his officer fired four times.
Reyes died at the hospital.
Officers found a 45 caliber gun from the burglary in his waistband. It wasn't loaded.
Reyes' friends say he was a bulldog gang member and had been in and out of prison.
“Not every Bulldog gang member out there is bad,” said Reyes’ friend Matilda.
They contend police are too hard on Bulldog gang members.On Friday Fresno police launched a crackdown on Bulldog gang members. A hundred extra officers focused on gangs. And the Chief plans to add even more.
This is the fifth officer involved shooting in Fresno this year.