A suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting during a car theft investigation at a Riverside apartment complex, police said today.
The suspect, a 39-year-old man, was shot around 8:50 p.m., MondayFeb. 25 while police were responding a report of a car theft in progress in the parking lot of the Peppertree Place Apartments at 7911 Arlington Ave., said Lt. E. Milby of the Riverside Police Department. No officers were injured, he said.
“Witnesses pointed out somebody in a car and said, ‘That’s the guy who tried to steal our car.’
Officers chased the guy and ended up cornering him … and an officer-involved shooting occurred, ” Riverside police Lt. Chuck Griffitts told the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
It was unclear if the suspect died at the scene or at a hospital.
Milby said he was not aware of a weapon being recovered.