Update 9:10 a.m. Dec. 30: The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the man shot and killed on Dec. 29 as Mark Anthony Trujillo, 23, of Perris.
Original: Perris Police Department officials responded to a call from the parents of a suicidal man just before 7 a.m. on Dec. 29 at the 350 block of East San Jacinto Avenue in Perris.
According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report, when officers arrived, they learned from the family that a 23-year-old man who had attempted suicide by cutting himself was armed with a knife and behaving erratically.
Despite attempts to talk with the man, he remained uncooperative and refused to follow officers’ orders, the report said.
Officers fired on the man, wounding him, when he charged towards the officers with the knife.
According the Riverside County Sheriff’s report, officers provided medical assistance and also called Cal-Fire and American Medical Response paramedics to render aid.
The man succumbed to his injuries at the scene. None of the officers suffered life-threatening injuries.
The name of the man was not released.
All of the officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.
Anyone with information about this incident can call Investigator Button at the Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3500 or Investigator Gilbert at the Perris Police Department at 951-210-1000.