TEMECULA, Calif. (KTLA) — A parolee wanted for assault with a deadly weapon was shot and killed by fugitive task force members in Temecula on Monday.
Officers from two different fugitive task forces were following a taxi in Temecula around 12:35 p.m. that a parolee-at-large was a passenger in.
The parolee was wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon case.
When the taxi pulled into a neighborhood off Winchester Road, the officers tried to pull over the taxi and make an arrest.
While on Mimulus Way, the officers pulled their guns and ordered everyone out of the taxi.
According to Riverside sheriff’s officials, the taxi driver complied, but the fugitive did not, and instead jumped into the driver’s seat of the car and tried to drive off.
That’s when one of the cars carrying the task force officers collided with the taxi, and the shooting occurred. It wasn’t clear if the suspect was inside or outside the cab.
The suspect was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. His name has not been released.
Even though the shooting involved the task force members, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation since it happened in its jurisdiction.
Though the shooting involved these task force members (which included officers from the DOC), the Riverside County Sheriff is handling the investigation since the shooting happened in its jurisdiction.