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Captain Max Fortuna shot & killed responding to Stockton, California dumpster fire

67-year-old man in custody after Monday morning shooting near Crosstown Freeway

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Stockton Fire Department Captain Max Fortuna was shot and killed this (Monday) morning while handling a dumpster fire.

Angelaydet Rocha, Stockton Record:

Engine 2 received a call for a Dumpster fire near Aurora and Washington streets near the Crosstown Freeway at about 4:45 a.m. Fortuna, 47, was hit by gunfire as crews worked the scene.

A 67-year-old man has been arrested by police.

Fortuna served the Fire Department for more than 22 years. He is survived by a wife and two children.

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