RIVERSIDE – An officer-involved shooting occurred leaving the suspect wounded after the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect.
On Monday, July 8, 2018, at around 12:53 p.m., the Riverside Public Safety Communications Center received information about a pursuit originating in the County of San Bernardino entering the City of Riverside. Deputies and California Highway Patrol officers pursued the vehicle to the 4800 block Monticello Ave. in the City of Riverside. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
He hid in the storm drain system. Police set up a perimeter around the area where they suspected that the suspect was hiding and attempted to locate him within the drains. Multiple gunshots were heard while the officers were in the storm drain tunnels. As officers continued to search the tunnels, hours later, a resident saw the armed suspect exit a manhole cover near Van Buren Boulevard and Arlington Avenue.
The suspect fled on foot southbound through a shopping center and eventually into a business as police and deputies chased. “Law enforcement personnel confronted the armed suspect inside the business and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Riverside Police officials stated in a news release. “No law enforcement personnel were injured in the altercation.” The suspect was transported to the hospital where he is expected to recover from his injury.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Adrian Tillett at (951) 353-7105, or Detective Jim Brandt at (951) 353-7137.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can email email@example.com or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile application “Submit a Tip” feature, referencing incident number P18127628.
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