Jurupa Valley Suspect Fatally Shot During Fight With Deputy at Rancho Mira Loma Park
Written by Trevor Montgomery
On Friday, November 13, a suspect was fatally shot after becoming engaged in a physical confrontation with a deputy at a Jurupa Valley park.
At about 5:00 p.m., a deputy from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley Police Station responded to the report of a disturbance at the Rancho Mira Loma Park, located in the 3200 block of Wysocki Lane, in the city of Jurupa Valley.
After the deputy’s arrival, while the deputy was investigating the reported disturbance, a physical altercation between the adult male suspect and the deputy occurred. During that physical altercation an officer involved shooting occurred.
Immediately after the shooting the deputy put out an emergency call for priority assistance (11-99/Shots Fired) and requested an ambulance and other emergency first responders to tend to the suspect’s wounds.
The suspect was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel before he was transported to a local hospital. According to Corporal Robert Martinez, of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Media Information Bureau, the suspect succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
The deputy, who was also injured during the altercation, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Corporal Robert Martinez, “Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing case and no further details will be released at this time. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved officers’ name will not be released at this time.”
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Master Investigator James Merrill at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600 or Investigator Navarette at the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number JV153170080 and can remain anonymous.
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