Quail Valley Burglary Suspect Shot in Confrontation With Police

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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.


  1. I heard that the suspect passed away?? Any new updates?

  2. The suspect did not die

    1. That's unfortunate. With Governor Brown’s system he will be probably only serve time in the hospital.