Riverside County sheriff's deputies fatally shoot armed man during probation check in Perris

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Riverside County deputies fatally shoot armed man at Perris home
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says the man gave false information and produced a handgun when questioned by deputies during a probation compliance check.

PERRIS, Calif. (KABC) -- Riverside County deputies fatally shot an armed man Monday during a probation compliance check at a home in Perris, officials say.

The incident happened around 8 a.m. at a home in the 3300 block of Albillo Loop as deputies assigned to the Riverside Alternative Sentencing Program were conducting a probation compliance check at the home.

They spoke to multiple individuals in the home's backyard and say one of them provided false information and tried to walk away from them, refusing their commands to stop.

The department says the deputies used a Taser but it did not stop the man. He allegedly produced a handgun and that's when at least one deputy opened fire.

Riverside County deputies are investigating a crime scene at a home in Perris where neighbors heard at least four gunshots.

The man was brought to a local hospital and later pronounced dead there.

A large crime scene was cordoned off near the home and multiple investigators were at the scene all day.

Neighbors tell Eyewitness News they heard around 4-8 gunshots.

The incident is being investigated and the involved deputy will be placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.

No deputies were injured. The name of the deceased man was not released.