On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 2:25 PM, deputies assigned to the city of Menifee responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on the 25000 block of Middlebury Way. The deputies arrived within minutes and contacted the victims outside. The deputies were advised of an adult male family member who brandished a handgun at them and was still inside the home. After obtaining statements from the family members, deputies attempted to establish contact with the suspect and have him peacefully step outside. Following numerous unsuccessful attempts, the Sheriff’s SWAT team and hostage negotiators responded to the scene to assist with his apprehension. Several hours passed with no response as SWAT team members entered the residence and found him deceased with an apparent self-inflicted injury.
Based on the death of the suspect at a time while Sheriff’s personnel were present and attempting to apprehend him; investigators from the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation which is still on-going.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Gomez at (951) 955-2777, or Perris Station Investigator Salisbury at (951) 210-1000.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.
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