Fugitive Parolee Shot by Officer in Temecula, Dies From Injuries

A fugitive parolee who was shot by a law enforcement officer Monday afternoon in Temecula has died of his injuries, according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner office.

At 12:35 p.m., officers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Correctional Safety, Fugitive Apprehension Team, in conjunction with the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, were in the 40200 Block of Mimulus Way in Temecula. The officers were attempting to arrest the parolee, who was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

The officers attempted to stop the suspect, who was an occupant of a taxi cab for hire. While the officers were making contact with the suspect, the taxi driver exited the vehicle, at which time the suspect took control of the cab. The suspect then collided with an unmarked law enforcement vehicle and exited the taxi cab. As a result, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to injuries. The involved officer was transported to a local hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene. The officer's name is being withheld at this time. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Peters at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.


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