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Story by Jennifer Baker and Doug Spoon
Photos by Jennifer Baker
Menifee Police officers shot and wounded a man during a burglary in progress in Quail Valley early this morning, according to police and community service officials.
The shooting occurred after officers responded to the report of a residential burglary at 3:26 a.m. in the 23000 block of Norma Drive, said Dep. Myling Bordeau of the Riverside Sheriff's Department. The exact location of the shooting is unknown, but the area surrounding a Cirle K market a few blocks away was blocked off and a stretch of Goetz Road was shut down until early afternoon because of the investigation.
Police have not released details of the suspect's medical condition. However, a volunteer community service officer standing guard near the Circle K market said the male suspect was hit in the arm and leg and was taken to a local hospital. No officers were injured, he said.
Neighbors reported hearing shots fired about 3 a.m.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Gomez at the Riverside Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3500 or Investigator Salisbury with the Menifee Police Department at 951-210-1000.