Authorities responded to a welfare call at a residence in the 28200 block of Winged Foot Drive at 9:27 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found a man in the garage of the house.
Police said the officers "made announcements offering assistance," but the suspect did not comply, instead pointing a handgun at officers. An officer-involved shooting occurred.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, was declared dead at the scene. No officers were injured.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Investigator Dean at the Riverside Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Pluimer with the Menifee Police Department (951) 210-1000.