Authorities Investigating After Man Was Fatally Shot by Police in Norco Following Pursuit

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Riverside County sheriff's officials were investigating after Corona police fatally shot a man following a vehicle pursuit that terminated in Norco early Saturday morning.

Corona police officers originally responded to reports of a man with a gun shortly after 2 a.m., according to Sgt. Chris Willison with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Officers located the suspect's vehicle and attempted to pull it over, but the car failed to yield and a pursuit ensued, Willison said.

Officials did not disclose where in Corona the pursuit began, but a woman who spoke with KTLA on the condition of anonymity said she called police after a patron became hostile at a local strip club.

The man, a regular at the 1650 Gentlemen's Club on Sixth Street in Corona, got aggressive with some of the dancers, the witness said. He pulled out a gun when another man stepped in to try to defuse the situation, and which point she called the police.

Police eventually made contact with the suspect after the pursuit ended near the intersection of First Street and Parkridge Avenue in Norco, according to Willison. It was not immediately known under what circumstances the chase came to a conclusion.

Officers shot the man at the site of the pursuit termination, and he died of his injuries, Willison said.

Investigators have not yet definitively determined whether the man was armed, he added.

“This investigation is still in its infancy stages and we’re still currently processing the scene, speaking to witnesses and canvassing the area for additional persons to speak with regarding this incident,” Willison said.

No officers were injured in the incident.

No further details were immediately available.

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