Riverside Deputy Fatally Shoots Armed Drug Suspect

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LAKE ELSINORE (AP) — The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says a narcotics task force shot and killed a man who brandished a shotgun as they served a search warrant at a mobile home.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Borja said in a statement Saturday that paramedics tried to revive the man, but declared him dead at the scene in the Lakeland Village area.

The coroner’s office said in a statement that the dead man was a 58-year-old from Lake Elsinore.

Borja says task force members were serving the warrant Friday morning when the man pointed the shotgun at one of them.

The statement says a 10-year department veteran pulled his gun, shot and killed the man. He is on administrative leave as required, pending an investigation by homicide detectives.

No names have been released.

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