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[ARCHIVED] Assault on a Peace Officer / Deputy Involved Shooting



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault on a Peace Officer / Deputy Involved Shooting
Station Area:Temecula
Written Date:April 1, 2020Time:04:00 PM
Incident Date:April 1, 2020Time:06:53 AM
Incident Location:Tule Peak Road and EastgateTrail, Aguanga
Reporting Officer:Public Information Officer Megan McDonald
File Number(s):TE200920024


On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 6:11 AM, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call for service in reference to a stolen trailer. Deputies responded and attempted to conduct a stop on the vehicle in the area of Rancho California Road and Margarita Road in the city of Temecula, when the driver took evasive actions, and failed to stop; resulting in a vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit terminated at Tule Peak Road and Eastgate Trail in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as, Aguanga. As the pursuit concluded, the suspect attempted to assault two deputies with his vehicle, resulting in a Deputy Involved Shooting.  A male adult suspect fled the location on foot.  Investigators are working to identify the suspect. 

Per department policy, the deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave.

The Central Homicide Unit is investigating the incident and is seeking assistance in locating the suspect. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Riverside Sheriff’s Dispatch at 951-776-1099 option 5.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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