Excerpt from ABC10
STOCKTON, Calif. — A veteran of the Stockton Fire Department, Vidal “Max” Fortuna, died Monday morning after being shot while responding to a dumpster fire, Stockton Fire Chief Rick Edwards said at a press conference.
Fortuna was a Fire Captain and a 21-year veteran of the department. He leaves behind a wife and two grown children.
The fire was in the area of Aurora and Washington Street, according to the Stockton Police Department.
The Stockton Police Department detained a person at the scene and the shooting is still under investigation.
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