RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Assault with a Deadly Weapon / In Custody Death|
|Written Date:||May 2, 2020||Time:||9:20 PM|
|Incident Date:||May 2, 2020||Time:||1:44 PM|
|Incident Location:||18000 Block of Cable Lane, Perris, CA 92570|
|Reporting Officer:||Public Information Officer Sergeant Deanna Pecoraro|
On Saturday, May 2, 2020, approximately 1:44 PM, Deputies from the Riverside County Perris Station were dispatched to the area of Alexander Street and Markham, in the city of Perris, to assist CHP with a hit and run traffic collision with injuries. While deputies were responding to the scene, Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, Star9, located the fleeing suspect running through a field near the collision area. Star9 followed the suspect running to the 18000 block of Cable Lane, where he made force entry into a residence. As deputies responded to the residence and began approaching, the suspect fired a weapon toward the deputies. No deputies were hit nor injured.
Due to the suspect being barricaded with a weapon and shooting at deputies, SWAT was called to the scene. Once on scene, SWAT made multiple attempts to have the suspect surrender. The suspect did not surrender and SWAT made entry into the residence. Inside the residence, SWAT found the suspect, a male, deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A weapon was also recovered.
Investigators from the Perris Station responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation is on-going and there are no additional details at this time. The name of the suspect will not be released pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation can contact the Perris Station Investigators by calling (951) 210-1000.
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