A deputy-involved shooting in Cabazon left one person dead around 3:30 p.m. Saturday
A deputy from the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a male suspect on Carmen Avenue west of Rafael Street in Cabazon. Defendant riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the street was known to have a felony arrest warrant for parole violation.
The suspect was uncooperative with the deputy and attempted to escape on his bicycle. The deputy attempted to take the suspect into custody, but the suspect removed a large knife from his pocket, and a deputy-involved shooting ensued. The suspect was shot and fell to the ground.
After the suspect was shot, the deputy rendered aid and called for medical personnel. Paramedics from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department arrived and pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.
The suspect’s name has not been released.
No deputies were injured in the incident, and there were no other suspects. The knife used by the accused was recovered from the spot.
In accordance with department policy, the deputy will be placed on paid administrative leave. The name of the deputy involved has not been released at this time.
An investigator from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office will lead the investigation, with assistance from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Force Investigations Detail.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Riverside County District Attorney Investigator Felipe Munoz or Riverside County Sheriff’s Investigator Jared Bishop at 951-955-2777.
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