MURRIETA, Ca. – A suspect is deceased following a pursuit and deputy-involved shooting on Thursday morning, officials said.
At around 8:47 a.m. deputies responded to the 31000 block of Borega Road in French Valley for the report of a man brandishing a firearm. The reporting party said that the male subject was apparently under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. It was also learned that he fled in a truck, although while en route, responding deputies located him. They attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect continued driving leading to a pursuit. The deputies attempted to get the suspect to surrender but was unsuccessful.
Shortly after 9:50 a.m. the vehicle stopped by a bearcat armoured rescue vehicle, which disabled the truck on Jefferson Avenue but still, the suspect would not surrender. The suspect fired his gun toward the deputies, striking their vehicles several times. One or more of the deputies returned fire and struck the suspect, who was pronounced deceased at the scene. No one else was injured as a result of the incident, more information will be updated as it is received.
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