UPDATE: Suspect Fatally Shot by Officer in Temecula ID'd

The suspect fatally shot Monday in Temecula has been identified as John Armes, 29, of Fallbrook.

Updated at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 12 :

The man who died in an officer-involved shooting Monday has been identifed as John Armes, 29, of Fallbrook, according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's Office.

Officials were waiting until Armes' next of kin were notified before releasing his name to the public.

Updated at 8:37 p.m. Feb. 11:

A man who was shot by a law enforcement officer in a Temecula neighborhood Monday afternoon has died, authorities said.

The man was identified as a "parolee at large" who was wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Officers from the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshals Service's Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force were seeking the suspect in Temecula today, Martinez explained. Sometime around 12:30 p.m., the suspect was located and an arrest was attempted in a residential area in the 40200 block of Mimulus Way, near Lark Court and Roripaugh Road, Martinez said.

The officers attempted to stop the suspect who was riding in a taxi, Martinez said.

"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," Martinez said. "The suspect then collided with an unmarked law enforcement vehicle and then exited the taxi cab. At this time, an officer involved shooting occurred."

The suspect, a 29-year-old man from Fallbrook whose name was being withheld until his next of kin was notified, was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where he succumbed to his injuries at 1:17 p.m., according to the Sheriff-Coroner's office.

Martinez did not provide details on how many shots were fired and by which agency—the Department of Corrections or the U.S. Marshals.

The involved officer, whose name was being withheld, was also transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury, according to Martinez.

Mimulus Way was closed to through traffic for several hours as officials with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Central Homicide Unit investigated the incident, as it occurred in their jurisdiction.

"This is an active, ongoing investigation," Martinez said.

Anyone who may have information regarding the incident was encouraged to call Investigator Peters at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Gandhi March 15, 2013 at 07:26 AM
We've already been over this TVOR ad nauseum, drop it.
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alicia pucci March 21, 2013 at 02:32 AM
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alicia pucci March 21, 2013 at 02:36 AM
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