Riverside County Coroner officials have released the name of a man shot and killed by a law enforcement officer attempting to serve an arrest warrant yesterday in a Temecula neighborhood.
Fallbrook resident John Armes, 29, was shot when officers attempted the arrest of a parolee at large wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, officials said.
The incident took place at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 in the 40200 Block of Mimulus Way, Temecula.
“The officers attempted to stop the suspect who was an occupant of a taxi cab for hire. While the officers were making contact with the suspect, the taxi driver exited the vehicle, at which time the suspect took control of the cab. The suspect then collided with an unmarked law enforcement vehicle and then exited the taxi cab,” according to Deputy Albert Martinez.
The shooting then took place.
Are you a Facebook fan of Southwest Riverside News Network?
Armes was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
The involved officer was transported to a local hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening injury, Martinez said.
Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene.
The officer’s name is being withheld at this time.