Protesters bring attention to 2016 shooting death of Temecula teen at demonstration in Perris

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A demonstration is held Friday, Sept. 25, in Perris near the Riverside County sheriff’s station where Michael Hamilton, the deputy who shot Temecula resident Matthew Tucker while responding to a mental health call in 2016, now works. Valley News/Will Fritz photo
A couple dozen protesters spent much of the afternoon Friday, Sept. 25, at the intersection of Nuevo Road and Perris Boulevard, a heavily traveled intersection just under a mile north of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Perris Station, where a sheriff’s deputy who shot 18-year-old Matthew Tucker in 2016, now works. Meesha Moghaddam, one of the protesters in Perris, said the first time she heard Tucker’s name was at a vigil for George Floyd in front of Temecula City Hall at the end of May, where she heard a woman reciting a poem about Tucker and his story. A sign near the intersection of Perris Boulevard and Nuevo Road indicates that protesters are calling attention to the death of Matthew Tucker, who w
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