4 arrested in gunshot that hit deputy's knife

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno County Sheriff's officials say four men have been arrested in connection with a gunshot that hit a deputy's pocket knife, sparing him from a bullet wound.

The men — all in their 20s — were allegedly shooting rifles in the county's foothills on Sunday when a bullet flew toward Deputy John Capriola. Capriola was responding to a call of shots fired.

Instead of hitting the deputy, the bullet ricocheted off his knife, leaving him with just a bruise.

The men were booked on suspicion of felony negligent discharge of a firearm. They were identified as: Benjamin Speaker of San Luis Obispo; Gregory Ravy of Squaw Valley; Joshua Holt of Prescott, Ariz.; and Matthew Godde of Long Beach.

It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys or had been charged.