Name withheld by police Killed by Riverside County Sheriff's Department

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A motorist called the police reporting a man was throwing rocks at passing vehicles. A deputy arrived at the scene, and found the man allegedly smashing the window of a parked car with a tire iron. The deputy ordered the man to stop and drop the tire iron, but the man allegedly began walking toward the interstate. The deputy then drove ahead to stop traffic as the man was walking on the freeway. The deputy repeatedly asked the man to drop the tire iron and get off the freeway, and at one point the man allegedly ran at the deputy with the tire iron in hand. The deputy shot and killed the man.

Agency: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

Motive: erratic behavior, damage to vehicle

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Name withheld by police

Death Date: April 9, 2021

County: Riverside

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: tire iron

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6772

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