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Fresno County Sheriff’s Sergeant Rod Lucas, 46, was killed October 31st by a bullet fired accidentally from a colleague’s gun.

The gun went off and fatally struck Lucas in the chest as he and three colleagues gathered Monday afternoon in a room at the sheriff’s special investigations unit office near Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The officers were discussing safety of backup weapons when the detective’s gun went off.

Lucas died later at Community Regional Medical Center. The investigations unit are plainclothes officers who investigate crimes such as narcotics and vice. No one was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Lucas was with the Sheriff’s Department for 20 years and a father of four.