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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Deputy Involved Shooting

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Wenndy Brito-Gonzalez

File # MV230370177


On Monday, February 6, 2023, at 12:31 PM, deputies responded to the 25400 block of Filaree Avenue in Moreno Valley reference a mentally disturbed subject. The female reported her 33-year-old son, Jesus Antonio Rodriguez, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia, was under the influence of an unknown substance and being aggressive towards her.

When deputies arrived, Rodriguez ran to his bedroom and started yelling at them from the doorway. Deputies attempted to deescalate the situation, but he continued being aggressive and uncooperative. Rodriguez grabbed a baseball bat with sharp metal spikes on the end. Deputies deployed a taser twice, but it was ineffective. Rodriguez advanced towards the deputies and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. Lifesaving measures were taken by deputies and then paramedics, but Rodriguez was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The involved deputies will be placed on paid administrative leave according to Department policy. The names of the involved deputies will also not be released at this time.

An investigator from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office will lead this investigation, aided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office Force Investigation Detail. This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Riverside County District Attorney Investigator Eric Crosson or Riverside County Sheriff’s Investigator Nelson Gomez at 951-955-2777.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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