Menifee Resident Shot by Police Officers Last Night

Last evening, at about 11:35 p.m., officers from the Menifee Police Department attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant on the 28000 block...

Last evening, at about 11:35 p.m., officers from the Menifee Police Department attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant on the 28000 block of Hershey Court, in the city of Menifee. The warrant was for the arrest of twenty-seven-year-old Menifee resident, Jeremy Rodriguez.

Upon their arrival, they located Rodriguez in a stolen vehicle, which was parked outside of the residence. The officers ordered him out of the vehicle but he did not comply with the officers' orders. Rodriguez drove toward the officers in a dangerous manner, causing two officers to fire their weapons. Rodriguez was wounded with non-life-threatening injuries.

The officers immediately provided emergency medical aid at the scene and summoned Cal-Fire and the American Medical Response ambulance service. Rodriguez was transported to a nearby hospital to receive further medical treatment. No officers were injured during the incident.

Investigators from the Menifee Police Department and investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Central Homicide Unit, assumed the investigation.

Per Riverside County Sheriff's Department Policy, all of the officers who were involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department would like to encourage anyone having information regarding the incident to contact Investigator Alfaro of the Central Homicide Unit at 760-578-2097-or Investigator Wyatt of the Menifee Police Department at 951-210-1000.

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