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Press Release: Deputy Involved Shooting
Agency: Central Homicide Unit
Station Area: Jurupa Valley Station
Written Date: December 4, 2017 Time: 10:00 PM
Incident Date: December 4, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM
Incident Location: Bellegrave Avenue and Van Buren, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Chris Willison - Public Information Officer
File Number(s): JV173380070

Details:

On Monday, December 4, 2017, at approximately 12:00 PM, a deputy from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of Bellegrave Avenue and Van Buren, in the city of Jurupa Valley, reference a previously reported stolen vehicle.  The deputy responded to the area, located the occupied stolen vehicle, and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop.

During the traffic stop, the suspect reversed the stolen vehicle into the patrol unit several times and a deputy involved shooting occurred.  A vehicle pursuit ensued, and a short distance later, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled into the river bottom area near Riverdale Place.  During that time, the suspect ignited the stolen vehicle as well as vegetation in the river bottom.  Cal-Fire/Riverside County Fire responded and assisted Riverside City Fire with the vegetation fire.  Fire personnel continue to work on extinguishing the fire. 

With the assistance of the Riverside Police Department, the suspect was located, a brief struggle ensued, and the suspect was arrested.  Two officers with the Riverside Police Department sustained minor injuries as a result of this arrest.  The suspect was transported to a local area hospital for a medical evaluation.  No citizens were injured during the incident.  The deputy involved in the incident was taken to a local area hospital as a medical precaution.  Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Departments Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

The suspect was identified as Clinton Althizer, 40 of Jurupa Valley.  After receiving a medical evaluation he was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the city of Riverside, for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, attempted assault on a peace officer, evading, and arson. 

The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved deputy's names will not be released at this time.  The Riverside County Sheriff's Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Stoyer at (951) 955-2777.

 

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