At least one deputy from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department fatally shot a person Friday morning, and the California Attorney General’s Office is investigating.
Deputies responded to a report of a person armed with a weapon in the 15100 block of Perris Boulevard at 11:08 a.m., Sgt. Edward Soto said in an email.
In a release, the Sheriff’s Department later added that the male suspect claimed to have a gun and threatened to shoot someone.
When deputies arrived and made contact with the person, at least one of them opened fire, Soto said.
“The suspect was uncooperative, refused orders, and during the confrontation, a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” the release said.
Deputies and paramedics attempted to save the man’s life, but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital, officials said. His identity has not been released.
Soto confirmed that no deputies were injured in the incident.
“The involved deputy will be placed on paid administrative leave according to Department policy and will not be named at this time,” the release said.
In a statement, Attorney General Rob Bonta confirmed that the shooting “resulted in the death of one individual,” and the state Department of Justice is investigating.
“Once the investigation has been completed, it will be turned over to the California Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Section within the Criminal Law Division for independent review,” the statement said.