Shooter sought after opening fire on Riverside County deputy at traffic stop

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A shooter who opened fire on a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputy during a traffic stop was sought by authorities.

The shooting was reported Tuesday night when shots were fired at a deputy near Pats Ranch Road and 68th Street in Jurupa Valley. The deputy was not injured.

No arrests were reported Wednesday morning. The shooter’s car was located in the Santa Ana River bed a few miles from the scene of the shooting.

Video showed law enforcement officers, including at least one armored SWAT vehicle, at the scene.

Details about what led to the traffic stop and shooting were not immediately available. Law enforcement has not provided a detailed description of the shooter, leading to a sense of unease for some members of the community.

“Behind is a walking path we take to the park we take our kids to. It leads to the river bank, which is where they are looking,” said Travers Bell, who lives in the area. “You don’t have the peace of mind to do your things when they don’t give information.”

#Update Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies have concluded the search at this time. Apprehension efforts will continue until the suspect is arrested.

— Riverside County Sheriff (@RSO) May 15, 2024

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.