Authorities shoot armed murder suspect after chase ends in Riverside County, video shows

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Authorities shoot armed SoCal murder suspect after chase ends
The search for a murder suspect ended with a wild pursuit in Riverside County and bodycam videos shows the dangerous confrontation that ensued with law enforcement.

Authorities have released video that captured the dramatic ending to a wild pursuit in Riverside County.

The incident happened in October. Officers were chasing a murder suspect, identified as 42-year-old Oscar Ernesto Canas.

Riverside County's gang impact team located Canas driving in Sky Valley and pursuing officers quickly surrounded his pickup truck, cutting off his ability to escape. However, Canas refused to exit his vehicle for a time, and officers issued commands for him to show his hands.

Officers fired at least two shots into the car, shattering the windows.

In the footage, Canas gets out of the car and a gun falls from his waistband to the ground. Officers who later inspected it said it was fully loaded, with a round in the chamber, ready to fire.

Canas was treated for a graze wound to his arm and later taken to jail. He has since pleaded not guilty to murder and is awaiting trial.

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