Riverside County deputy sheriff shoots dead armed man, commits suicide in Wildomar – San Bernardino Sun

The Riverside County Sheriff shot dead an armed suicide man who was allegedly trying to force him into another person’s home in Wildomar on Sunday, January 2, authorities said. .

Around 1:25 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department received a call about a man committing suicide in the 34600 block of Orange Street, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The man admitted that he had a rifle, wanted to kill himself and was at home trying to contact its occupants, according to the Sheriff’s Department. It was not immediately determined with whom he was enrolled.

Authorities said a Sheriff’s Department helicopter arrived from above and spotted a man in possession of an assault rifle near the back of the property trying to open the door of the house. The home’s occupants are believed to have been inside and fear for their lives because they are unable to leave, the Police Department said.

Response delegates were told the suspect had fired a shot and when they arrived, they found him with a rifle and someone shot him, authorities said. Lifesaving measures were taken by deputy and Riverside County Fire Department officers before the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, the Police Department said. The press release did not detail the shots allegedly fired by the suspect – it was not immediately known if anyone was targeted by the shots.

The suspect’s identity is being withheld pending notification from relatives, authorities said.

No deputies were injured in the incident and the home’s occupants were safely removed from the home without injuries, the Police Department said.

The deputy director concerned has been placed on administrative leave and their names were not immediately released, the police chief said.

Authorities said an investigator from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office will lead the investigation along with the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact the Carranza County District Attorney’s Investigator at 951-955-2777.

Anyone who experiences suicidal thoughts or knows of such a person can get help by calling National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.

https://www.sbsun.com/2022/01/02/riverside-county-sheriffs-deputy-fatally-shoots-armed-suicidal-man-in-wildomar/ Riverside County deputy sheriff shoots dead armed man, commits suicide in Wildomar – San Bernardino Sun

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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