A man suspected of threatening to kill a resident with a knife was shot and wounded by Hemet police officers, officials said today.
The suspect was expected to survive his injuries following the confrontation with officers Saturday, Lt. Eric Dickson said in a statement. The suspect’s name was withheld by officers.
Officers received call at 4:05 p.m. Saturday from a North Gilbert Street resident claiming the suspect was threatening to kill him with a knife.
Officers could not locate the suspect, but received a second call nearly an hour later from another North Gilbert Street resident, who said a man matching the suspect’s description was allegedly threatening to kill him, Dickson said.
Officers arrived at the location and ordered the suspect to drop both the knife and a hammer he allegedly held, before they opened fire, Dickson said.
The officers have been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation, Dickson said.