UPDATED: LAKE ELSINORE: Officials confirm suspect killed after rolling gun battle with officers, deputies

UPDATE: Jan, 12, 8:30 p.m.

A man who shot repeatedly at police and led them on a chase through Lake Elsinore was shot and killed by officers Wednesday, Jan. 11, police announced Thursday.

According to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, “Deputies rendered medical aid but the suspect ultimately succumbed to his injuries.”

Streets surrounding the Via Roma residence were lined with patrol vehicles from multiple agencies. John Strangis photo
Streets surrounding the Via Roma residence were lined with patrol vehicles from multiple agencies. John Strangis photo

The incident began about 8:58 p.m., when deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s station responded to assist a CHP officer with a suspected DUI traffic stop on I-15.

The CHP officer, who is stationed out of the Riverside area and has not been identified, was on routine patrol when he spotted the suspected DUI driver traveling south on Interstate 15, approaching Indian Truck Trail, according to CHP Public Information Officer Dan Olivas.

The driver of the black Ford F-150 initially pulled to the right shoulder; however, during contact with the officer, the suspect became “extremely uncooperative,” Olivas said.

Also see: Search warrants served in Orange and Tustin tied to Lake Elsinore shooter.

The driver, who has not yet been identified by officials, made verbal threats to the officer and began making “covert movements within the vehicle, prompting the officer to retreat and take cover behind a nearby barrier,” Olivas explained.

The driver then exited his truck with a long-rifle and began shooting at the officer and his patrol vehicle with what was later referred to as an “assault rifle.” The officer put out an emergency call for assistance, reporting that shots had been fired.

The officer was not injured but the CHP patrol vehicle was hit several times by gunfire, rendering it disabled, according to Olivas.

A sheriff's Mobile Command Unit arrives near the scene of the shooting. John Strangis photo
A sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit arrives near the scene of the shooting. John Strangis photo

After the shooting, the suspect fled southbound on Interstate 15.

CHP officers and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies converged on the area to search for the suspect’s vehicle. They were assisted by a Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit helicopter.

Officials quickly located the suspect’s vehicle traveling southbound on I-15 and a pursuit ensued.

CHP radio traffic indicated the suspect, who was “heavily intoxicated,” had a woman and two children inside the truck with him at the time of the shooting and during the pursuit.

“At various times during the pursuit the suspect continued to fire an assault rifle at pursuing units and the helicopter,” Riverside County Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Michael Vasquez confirmed in the press release about the incident.

The suspect exited the freeway at Railroad Canyon Road in the city of Lake Elsinore before fleeing into the Tuscany Hills neighborhood on Summerhill Drive where he stopped his vehicle near the intersection of Villa Roma and Via Palmieki Court.

“The suspect exited his vehicle and fired upon deputies with his assault rifle resulting in a deputy involved shooting,” Vasquez explained.

The suspect then attempted to gain access into a private residence, discharging his weapon into the home in order to gain entry, according to Vasquez.

As the active shooting incident was still unfolding, neighbors and witnesses in the area took to social media, reporting hearing the sounds of rapid gunfire as well as seeing officers converging into the neighborhood. Others wrote about hearing patrol sirens approaching the area followed by numerous bursts of what sounded like rapid gunfire. Several witnesses posted videos showing countless officers and deputies flooding into the area.

A sheriff's armored BearCat tactical rescue vehicle arrives at the scene of the deadly shooting. John Strangis photo
A sheriff’s armored BearCat tactical rescue vehicle arrives at the scene of the deadly shooting. John Strangis photo

“Shortly thereafter, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT Team responded to the scene,” Vasquez said. As the incident continued “the suspect fired upon SWAT Team personnel with his assault rifle and a second deputy-involved shooting occurred.”

The suspect was hit by one or more rounds fired by sheriff’s officials who engaged him during the exchange of gunfire.

Deputies immediately rendered medical aid to the man, “but the suspect ultimately succumbed to his injuries,” according to Vasquez.

The suspect’s identity has been withheld pending notification of his family.

No law enforcement officials or members of the public were injured during the incident, according to Vasquez.

Southbound I-15 was closed from Indian Truck Trail to Railroad Canyon Road as authorities conducted their investigation into the incident.

A sheriff's deputy sets up a flare pattern to stop residents from returning to their homes after the fatal shooting. John Strangis photo
A sheriff’s deputy sets up a flare pattern to stop residents from returning to their homes after the fatal shooting. John Strangis photo

The freeway was re-opened shortly after 7 a.m.

“The deputies involved in the shootings have been placed on administrative leave per Department policy,” according to Vasquez who said, “Their names will not be released at this time.”

Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. They were assisted by officials from the District Attorney’s Office and the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

Officials have not provided any information or updates regarding the three occupants who were inside the suspect’s truck during the pursuit.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Central Homicide Unit’s Investigator Button at (760) 393-3525 or Investigator Cornett of the Lake Elsinore Station at (951) 245-3300. Callers can refer to incident file number F170110040 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

UPDATE: Jan. 12 7:12 a.m.

All lanes on the southbound 15 are now open.

UPDATE: Jan. 12, 7 a.m.

As of 6:59 a.m. Southbound Interstate 15 remains closed at Indian Truck Trail as authorities continue their investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Lake Elsinore last night. The shooting occurred after a pursuit that began shortly before 9 p.m. following a traffic stop, California Highway Patrol officials are reporting this morning.

The pursuit began around 8:50 p.m. Wednesday when a CHP officer, stationed out of the Riverside area, was on routine patrol and spotted the driver while traveling south on Interstate 15, approaching Indian Truck Trail, according to CHP Public Information Officer Dan Olivas.

The officer made an enforcement stop on the suspected DUI driver and the driver pulled to the right shoulder and during contact with the officer, the suspect became “extremely uncooperative,” Olivas said.

The driver made verbal threats toward the officer and began making covert movements within the vehicle, prompting the officer to retreat and take cover behind a nearby barrier, Olivas said.

The driver exited his vehicle with a gun and began shooting at the patrol vehicle, striking the patrol vehicle several times and rendering it disabled, Olivas said. He then re-entered his vehicle and fled southbound on Interstate 15.

A nearby CHP officer monitored the call of shots fired and responded to the location of the shooting, and a pursuit ensued.

As the pursuit continued, the suspect repeatedly fired at the pursuing officers, Olivas said.  The suspect exited the freeway at the Railroad Canyon offramp and turned left onto eastbound  Railroad Canyon, drover over several
city streets until he stopped at Villa Milano and Villa Roma in Lake Elsinore, he said.

The suspect stopped in front of a nearby residence and fled on foot into the residence, Olivas said, at which point multiple Sheriff’s deputies also responded to the scene. Olivas did not confirm if the suspect forced his way into the home.

An officer-involved shooting occurred but authorities have not said if the man was injured or killed but confirmed no law enforcement officers were hurt.

The Riverside County Fire Department’s active incidents page indicated paramedics were dispatched to Villa Milano.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s is handling the investigation and the CHP closed all lanes of the 15, from Indian Truck Trail to Railroad Canyon, for the investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

City News Service and Kim Harris contributed to this story.

UPDATE: Jan. 11, 10:58 p.m.

Sheriff's officials gather where a sheriff's Mobile Commander Center was later established. John Strangis photo
Sheriff’s officials gather where a sheriff’s Mobile Commander Center was later established. John Strangis photo

Facts and information are still flooding in after a lengthy and dangerous rolling gunbattle that involved numerous California Highway Patrol officers and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies.

The incident began sometime before 9 p.m. with CHP putting out an emergency call for assistance and reporting shots fired during a traffic stop. The stop was believed to have been initiated on Interstate 15 near Indian Truck Trail.

CHP radio traffic at the time indicated the officer possibly came under heavy fire from a man armed with a long-rifle, believed to have been an AK-47.

At some point the officer’s vehicle became disabled, possibly by gunfire. The suspect fled the area in a dark-colored Ford F-150 after the shooting.

With a Riverside County Sheriff’s aviation unit helicopter overhead providing constant updates, other officers and deputies converged on the area and picked up the suspect’s vehicle traveling southbound on I-15.

The suspect exited the freeway at Railroad Canyon Road in the city of Lake Elsinore before fleeing into the Tuscany Hills neighborhood on Summerhill Drive.

The suspect, who repeatedly fired at pursuing officers while standing out the truck’s sunroof, was reported to have several other people inside the vehicle with him. The people inside the SUV were believed to be a woman and two children.

The suspect’s vehicle eventually stopped at a home on Via Roma, where he fired many more rounds at responding officers and deputies. It is not known if officers returned fire at that time.

Based on witness statements from the scene, the suspect is believed to have forced his way into a Via Roma residence, possibly shooting repeatedly at the front door of the residence to gain entry.

It was not immediately known if the suspect had any connection to the residence he shot his way into.

Neighbors in the area reported the sound of patrol sirens approaching the area followed by numerous bursts of what sounded like rapid gunfire.

One witness, Kellen Vance Gutel, posted live video on Facebook that showed nearly 36 minutes of what he estimated to be “70-80” police vehicles heading up Summerhill Drive towards the Via Roma residence where the suspect had reportedly barricaded himself.

Another witness, Gabriel Becaur, posted a 40-second-long video to Facebook that showed more than a dozen patrol vehicles rolling with lights and sirens towards the active shooting incident.

Officials were seen in the two videos coming from nearly all surrounding agencies, including California Highway Patrol, Border Patrol, Murrieta PD, Riverside PD, and Hemet PD, as well as numerous area sheriff’s stations, including Menifee, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Perris, Hemet, San Jacinto, Moreno Valley and many others were seen heading up to the active shooter incident.

Many countless undercover, unmarked police vehicles were also seen heading towards the gunfire, which was still ongoing and could be heard several times throughout the two videos.

John Simpson, who resides two streets away from Via Roma said, “I was getting out of the shower when I heard all the sirens. The next thing I knew it was like WWIII broke out.”

“I could hear one burst of gunfire after another,” Simpson explained. “I’ve never heard anything like that in my whole life. All I could think was to grab my two kids and wife and get into the bathtub. We lay in that tub, all piled on top of each other, for what seemed like at least 45 minutes. The gunfire kept going the whole time.”

As the active shooting incident continued, witnesses took to social media talking about seeing countless officers and deputies flooding into the area. Witnesses discussed seeing law enforcement officials – some heavily armed – running in all directions; taking up tactical positions behind vehicles, trees and residences, and moving from location to location with their guns and rifles pointing at the residence the suspect was seen forcing his way into.

Diana Salinas, who said she has lived in Tuscany Hills for six years wrote on social media, “This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen up here!”

“The cops up here are freaking awesome,” Salinas continued. “Thank You Lake Elsinore Police Department for everything!”

April Jones-Bello another Tuscany Hills resident reported seeing “cop cars everywhere. I’ve seen at least 40 plus cops going up and down our street.”

Jones-Bello also reported hearing “multiple shots fired” during the lengthy incident.

Several people who live around the Via Roma residence where the incident came to a conclusion reported on social media seeing the suspect repeatedly firing what they believed to be an automatic weapon at a sheriff’s helicopter as it circled overhead during the violent and deadly incident.

Although there has been no official confirmation yet, witnesses on the scene say the incident ended after deputies engaged the suspect in a gunbattle that resulted in the suspect being shot. Medical personnel responded to the location, many said.

The video shared by Gutel showed at least one ambulance and one fire truck headed up the hill while the incident was still unfolding.

It was not immediately known if the suspect died in the gunbattle but witnesses at the scene reported seeing coroner’s officials arrive at the scene about 30 minutes after the final gunshots were heard.

Eyewitness reports from the scene indicated as many as three hostages, believed to be the earlier reported woman and children from inside the vehicle, were safely recovered following the deadly incident. It was not immediately known if they were related to the suspect.

Many streets around where the shooting happened remain closed while deputies conduct their investigation into the shooting. Numerous residents were turned away from their homes, when they were stopped by officials on Summerhill Drive near Rail Road Canyon Road.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit, district attorney officials, and other sheriff’s authorities are en route to the location for what is expected to be an active crime scene for many hours.

CHP requested the closure of a section of the I-15 Freeway at Railroad Canyon Road to search for, document and collect evidence related to one of at least several locations where the suspect fired at pursuing authorities. They also closed the I-15 Freeway near Indian Truck Trail so officials could secure the crime scene where the CHP officer originally came under fire during the initial traffic stop.

It was not immediately known how many CHP officers and sheriff’s deputies discharged their firearms during the deadly incident; however, CHP officials on scene confirmed there were no reported injuries to citizens or law enforcement officials.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Deputy Mike Vasquez was en route to the location and is expected to release more information as soon as it becomes available.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

UPDATE: Wednesday Jan. 11, 9:55 p.m.

The suspect involved in the shooting rampage that broke out in Lake Elsinore shortly before 9 p.m. has been taken into custody, according to reports from witnesses on the scene.

“All I know at this point is that RSO assisted CHP with a traffic stop off of Indian Truck Trail and I am waiting to get confirmation of the details,” said Riverside County Sheriff spokesman Deputy Mike Vasquez .

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Valley News is currently investigating reports of multiple shots being fired in the Tuscany Hills area of Lake Elsinore.

At this time, we know the shots were reported near Via Roma and all surrounding streets are affected as this is an active and ongoing incident.

Mike Lassig, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol’s Temecula office is advising everyone to shelter in place and avoid the area until the situation is contained.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Kim Harris contributed to this report.

54 Responses to "UPDATED: LAKE ELSINORE: Officials confirm suspect killed after rolling gun battle with officers, deputies"

  1. SR   January 11, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Any discription of the suspect?

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    • Kim Harris   January 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      Not yet, SR. We have to confirm everything through the Sheriff’s Department. All that we can know at this point and time is that the suspect is in custody. We are gathering eyewitness accounts which we hope will have more information. Kim Harris, Managing Editor

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      • SR   January 11, 2017 at 10:41 pm

        Thank you!

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    • Trevor Montgomery   January 12, 2017 at 12:18 am

      There is a full description of the suspect, including his name; however we are not allowed to release that information until it has been confirmed by the investigating agency or a family member releases the suspect’s name.

      -TM

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      • SR   January 12, 2017 at 12:25 am

        thank you again! I appreciate the updates more than you know.

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        • Trevor Montgomery   January 12, 2017 at 12:53 am

          You are very welcome. We are happy to be able to provide the good news when it is available, and all the other news when it isn’t. This outcome, with no officers injured was definitely a story worth reporting and updating as often and with as many details as possible.

          -TM

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  2. Anon   January 11, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    They killed him I think

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  3. JB   January 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    any new news !??!? It’s a block from my house kinda freaking out

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    • Kim Harris   January 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      JB, The situation is under control and officer involved shooting did occur. We are waiting for an update from RSO. The story has been updated with eyewitness accounts. KH

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  4. Joy Hemme   January 11, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Around 9pm tonight I had just left my office and headed towards Main st to get on freeway and I heard multiple gun shots

    It really freaked me out – I pulled over and cops and helicopter were passing and I went straight home.

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  5. Joy Hemme   January 11, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Notify me of updates

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    • Kim Harris   January 11, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Joy,
      The story has been updated with eyewitness accounts. As soon as we hear from the sheriff department, we will update the story again. KH

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  6. Stacy   January 12, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Huge thank you to all law enforcement! Great job and so thankful none were injured.
    You all are very appreciated!

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  7. Ciro   January 12, 2017 at 4:27 am

    I’m want to know if he got kill. We do need to send a message. It is not okay to run away from a traffic stop. Shooting at others. Media coverage and current laws make this individuals keep coming back to our streets in till they kill some innocent and finally get locked up.

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  8. Holly   January 12, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Is he dead or injured? Confused. What about the people in the home? Where they home? Are they ok?

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    • Kim Harris   January 12, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Hi Holly,
      We are still waiting for an update from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department who is conducting the investigation. Unfortunately, we will be in the dark until sheriff deputies conclude their investigation. Kim Harris, Managing Editor

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  9. Jim Chick   January 12, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Way to go law enforcement. I live about 3/4 of a block from where this person apparently fled for a last stand.
    Glad, relieved and surprised no one else was injured with all the gunfire.
    Eerie and dangerous scene as one police helicopter without any lights on was orbiting the area in a low circle, backlit occasionally by the full moon.2 or 3 more much higher and out of range in their own orbits.
    While harried as it was so close by, I was extremely confident police were ever tightening the area. Extremely professional, well armed and cool.
    Thanks again to all units, dispatchers, aviation and first responders.

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  10. al   January 12, 2017 at 8:36 am

    These cops are heroes, everyone of them. They ran towards the gunfire and never backed down.

    Reply
  11. Levi   January 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    well dispite on villa roma with the shootout yesterday i just saw them take the dead body of either the owner the house he went to or the shooter idk …sadly!

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  12. SR   January 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Still wondering if they’ve said if he was killed, injured or just taken into custody.. or WHO he is/was.. is it usual for it to take this long to give even the vaguest of details including if the suspect is dead or alive..

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    • Kim Harris   January 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      RSO is conducting the investigation into the Officer-Involved Shooting, it is unlikely they will release any information until that investigation has been completed. In this instance, yes it is normal for the delay. Kim Harris, Managing Editor

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  13. DP   January 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I thought the house where he fled and was shot was on Villa Milano?

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  14. Rob   January 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Too much delay…..something to hide. Reminds me of a bank robbery from a couple of years ago. No mugshots, no updates from RSO.

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    • Kim Harris   January 13, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Rob, a press release was issued last night shortly after 7 p.m. and it takes us some time to update the story. KH

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  15. Rob   January 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Censored.

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  16. Trevor Montgomery   January 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I just finished updating the story again, with all the information released by the sheriff’s department.

    -TM

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  17. Rob   January 12, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    CHP says he had his wife and child in the car but RSO says they can’t release the identity pending notification of family. Great journalistic skills. You’ll go far.

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    • Kim Harris   January 13, 2017 at 7:29 am

      I would assume that the man has other family, parents, etc. KH

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  18. Rob   January 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    You mean awaiting censorship, not moderation. You’re a prime example of why the public mistrusts the media.

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    • Kim Harris   January 13, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Hi Rob, the comments were awaiting moderation, as of now, that falls on me and after working a very long shift on Wednesday and into Thursday, I just had to get some sleep. I appreciate your patience with me and thank you for reading Valley News! KH

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  19. Ebb   January 12, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Newer model F150 or older?

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  20. DP   January 13, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Channel 4 11pm news said Riverside Sheriffs dept. served a search warrant on a Liquor store in Orange, FBI was also there. A warrant was also served on a residence in Tustin.

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  21. DP   January 13, 2017 at 12:07 am

    The above was all related to the chase and shooting that ended in the Lake Elsinore neighborhood. According to channel 4 11 pm news report.

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  22. DP   January 13, 2017 at 12:13 am

    The channel 4, 11 pm news report was connected to the chase and shooting that ended in Lake Elsinore neighborhood according to their reporting.

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  23. DP   January 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    According to the OC Register:
    The warrants were related to the Lake Elsinore shooting, Riverside deputy Mike Vasquez said.

    The first warrant was served at a private residence in the 1400 block of San Juan Street in Tustin and the second was served at a liquor store in the 500 block of Tustin Street in Orange, Vasquez said. Both the Riverside SWAT team and Orange Police Department officers were still at the liquor store late Thursday.

    Vasquez would not say what kind of warrants were served – search or arrest – or how they related to the Lake Elsinore shootout.

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  24. Scott   January 13, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Rob … don’t be an idiot. Give the RSO time to do their job.

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  25. Razor   January 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Man

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  26. Razor   January 14, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    R.I.P. “Tony” we will all miss you!!!
    All of us who knew you,know you were a great guy!!!!

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  27. SR   January 14, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Has a name been released yet?

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    • Kim Harris   January 14, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Not yet SR, we are watching for it but have yet to see a press release with his name. It’s still an active investigation so it could be a few days or a few hours. We are watching this one closely. KH

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  28. Gina   January 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    If he was the owner of the liquor store, he didn’t want to kill anyone, he was a marine who fought in Afghanistan during the Bush years. He missed because he wanted too.

    And tell the FBI and DHS and all those acronyms to quit treating our troops who suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome like the terrorists they went to fight to keep America safe!!!!!

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    • DP   January 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Gina, did you know him? News reports said he worked at the liquor store and was intoxicated. They haven’t released his name or any info about him being a Veteran. All I know is there were possible marrital/family issues. But him running around our neighborhood firing that weapon into a house and into the air, many rounds, was rather terrifying for all of us! If he was a Vet or a mentally ill person, he should have been given help before all this. And should not have had access to this type of weapon. Hopefully our new President will address and start taking care of these issues.

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  29. Razor   January 16, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    He was an ex-marine,a great person a great father and like I said all of us who knew him know he was a great person
    I can still hear his voice calling me “Martin”

    R.I.P.
    “TONY”

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  30. Harlow   January 16, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    He was actively listed on a terrorist watch list. Still waiting for his identity. Thank you law enforcement for getting another dangerous person off our streets. Wow 2 children and a woman in truck.

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    • DP   January 16, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      You must not have know him well enough to know he needed mental health help. Perhaps if he had gotten it he would still be alive today. In a civilized society you can’t point or fire automatic weapons towards police, their helicopters or shoot up you father- inlaws house and expect to not be shot by the police. If he was a Veteran he should have gotten the help he needed, it might have saved his life. We need to start taking care of our people in the military. The New President has said that will happen. We need to make sure he does it! As a Country we are not taking care of our mentally ill.

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      • DTrump   January 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm

        @ DP he shoot up his in laws house ? How do you know this info ? I wanna know more of this story sounds crazy not enough info online

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  31. DP   January 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Not sure why his name is not listed here yet. I was told ABC gave it out on the 5-6pm news

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    • Kim Harris   January 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Hi DP, it is an unverified name at this time, thanks for your continued patience! KH

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  32. Art F   January 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Just wondering if they have released the name of the suspect that was killed in the shootout last week or not?? It’s been six days now so they have obviously notified his family and can’t understand why they haven’t released his name yet, any thoughts on that at all?? Thank you for the good reporting so far!
    Art F.

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    • Kim Harris   January 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Hi Art, there is an unconfirmed name floating around out there, but until we receive verification from RSO we won’t be reporting that name. Stay tuned, we expect to have confirmation any day! Kim Harris, Managing Editor

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  33. Bill   January 18, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Suspect’s name and additional details reported by ABC: http://abc7.com/news/suspect-in-lake-elsinore-chase-shooting-had-past-police-issues/1707806/

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    • Kim Harris   January 18, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Bill, the name has not been verified by Riverside County Sheriff’s as of yet. We are not sure where ABC7 got the information from but until I have verification from RSO, Valley News won’t be printing the name. Thanks for sharing! KH

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  34. DP   January 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    @DTrump, i live in the neighborhood and saw the bullet holes. Yesterday the father in-law was interviewed and the house shown on the news, channel 4. Father in law and his wife ran out the back door when the shooting started or they would have been killed for sure.

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