HEMET : Hemet Police Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting With Armed Parolee

Trevor Montgomery

Riverside County News Report

Miguel Shannon & April Newman

On-Scene Reporting and Photographs / Epicenter News

 

Writer note: Our On-Scene Team at Epicenter News has many additional photographs and witness statements that will all be uploaded shortly. This is an ongoing incident. Check back for regular updates.

 

Hemet – On Dec. 10, officers from the Hemet Police Department were involved in a fatal shooting incident with a parolee who brandished a gun at the officers.

At about 8:34 a.m., two officers from the Hemet Police Department were patrolling the area of a strip mall in the 200 block of E. Stetson Ave. As they were driving through the parking lot,  the officers noticed a vehicle that was occupied by a male suspect who was acting suspiciously and appeared agitated.

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A crime scene forensics specialist photographs evidence at the scene of this morning’s fatal officer involved shooting. Photo Credit: Miguel Shannon / Epicenter News

The officers contacted the suspect and immediately called for priority back-up on the radio. The suspect in the vehicle then brandished a handgun at the officers at which time an officer involved shooting occurred. The officers fired multiple rounds at the suspect who was mortally wounded in the shooting.

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A Hemet PD detective surveys the scene of the fatal shooting. Photo Credit: Miguel Shannon / Epicenter News

Officers on-scene immediately requested emergency first responders to provide medical aid to the downed suspect. Personnel from the Hemet Fire Department and American Medical Response were called to the scene to render aid. However, the suspect ultimately succumbed to his injuries and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Evidence located at the scene of this morning’s fatal shooting incident. Photo Credit: Miguel Shannon / Epicenter News

According to a press release from the Hemet Police Department, the suspect was on parole and had an active felony warrant out for his arrest. The firearm the suspect used was recovered at the scene.

Photo Credit: Miguel Shannon / Epicenter News

Shortly after this morning’s fatal shooting incident, detectives comb the scene for evidence. Photo Credit: Miguel Shannon / Epicenter News

The identity of the suspect is being withheld at this time, pending notification of his next of kin. No officers were injured during this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Jessica Tuttle at 951-765-2422.

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The Hemet PD Command Center was on scene of the officer involved shooting for most of the day following the shooting incident. Photo Credit: Miguel Shannon / Epicenter News

The investigation is continuing and there will be no further information released at this time.

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Bullet holes could be clearly seen through the back and side window’s of the suspect’s vehicle. Photo Credit: Terry Scillion

Video Credit: Epicenter News

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Photo Credit: Terry Scillion

 

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