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Sheriff's Deputy Shoots, Kills Man Near Menifee

"The subject...pointed a handgun at officers," a sheriff's spokesman said of the incident.

Sheriff's Deputy Shoots, Kills Man Near Menifee

A man has died in an deputy-involved shooting in the Sun City community, authorities said Tuesday.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of Winged Foot Drive and Cherry Hills Boulevard around 9.30 p.m. Monday, Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Alberto Martinez said. The location is by the Sun City Town Hall.

Martinez said deputies were called out for a welfare check and found a man standing in a home's garage.  They tried to contact him, to coax him out.

"The subject refused and instead pointed a handgun at officers," he said.  "At this time, an officer involved shooting occurred."

"The subject died on scene and his name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin," Martinez said.  "No officers were injured and per department policy the involved officers will be placed on paid administrative leave."

Sun City is a community for senior citizens within Menifee.


— City News Service contributed to this report.


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