Riverside Deputy Fatally Shoots Armed Drug Suspect
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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