MENIFEE (CNS) - A wanted man involved in a confrontation with U.S. Border Patrol agents and Riverside County sheriff's deputies was fatally shot as he attempted to flee from deputies while armed on Interstate 215 in Menifee, authorities said today.
The deputy-involved shooting happened about 5 p.m. Tuesday on northbound I-215, just south of Ethanac Road, according to sheriff's Sgt. Deanna Pecoraro.
She said the pursuit began nearly a half-hour earlier when Border Patrol agents started trailing the suspect, whose identity was not immediately released, on southbound Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore.
The agents identified the motorist as a man wanted for an alleged firearm assault in Ventura County, Pecoraro said.
According to the sergeant, after the suspect exited the freeway and p