Female suspect fatally shot after allegedly attacking Riverside County deputy

A suspect was shot and killed after allegedly attacking a Riverside County deputy. 

On Tuesday, June 11 at 1:10 a.m., a deputy was in the 1600 block of West 6th Street in Corona when he attempted to make contact with multiple people. Construction workers setting up a street repair at 1:30 in the morning had already closed the street to traffic. They saw the deputy come across the street, chasing a couple of people onto an empty property and then heard shots fired.

The suspects took off running, and the deputy followed on foot. When the deputy turned the corner of a building, a male suspect lunged at him and proceeded to fight the deputy, the sheriff's department said in a statement.

While the deputy was fighting the man, a female suspect started assaulting the deputy and a shooting occurred, officials said. The woman was struck. The fight between the deputy and the man continued; officials said the suspect was attempting to take the deputy's gun.

The sheriff's department said a good Samaritan then arrived and assisted in detaining the man. The woman who was shot was taken to the hospital where she later died.

The deputy sustained moderate injuries from the attack, while the male suspect sustained minor injuries. The officer was treated for injuries and released.


Residents in the area mentioned that while the area has had issues, it has recently improved. One resident noted, "They did a lot of cleanup around here and I feel safe walking around at night, you don't feel like anything is bad."

Due to the deputy-involved shooting, that deputy was placed on paid administrative leave according to department policy. The shooting is being investigated by the Department of Justice.

As of now, there is no information on why the deputy approached these people and the identity of the woman who was shot has not been released.