Kings County man shot dead by deputies after bizarre machete attack
FILE PHOTO: Kings County Sheriff
A Kings County man is dead after a bizarre incident in which he reportedly attacked multiple people and threatened deputies with a machete.
Deputies arrived in the area of 11998 1st Place in Hanford around 8 AM Tuesday, February 4, where a man identified as Jamal Anderson said his brother had attacked him with a machete and threatened him with a hatchet, as well as having made threats to kill deputies once they arrived.
When deputies attempted to confront the suspect, 26-year-old Dominque Antwon Anderson, he reportedly advanced towards them with a knife and continued to do so despite numerous commands to drop it.
At that point a deputy fired a single shot striking Dominque and sending him to the ground, but he got back up, grabbed a machete, and charged with it raised above his head. Deputies then fired several more shots, effectively neutralizing Dominque. Emergency personnel responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Deputies also located two additional victims who had sustained stab wounds and lacerations after they say Dominque had attacked them thinking they’d stolen his drugs and headphones.
Dominque then allegedly went to Jamal’s RV and attacked him as well. Though he was able to get the machete away from Dominque, Jamal was then stabbed several times with a folding knife. Nonetheless, he managed to call 911.
All victims were taken to a hospital in Visalia to be treated and are listed in stable condition.