Suspect found dead inside Perris home after allegedly shooting deputy, police say

A suspect who allegedly shot and injured a Riverside County sheriff's deputy on Sunday morning was found dead inside a Perris home after an hours-long standoff, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 9:20 a.m. near San Jacinto Avenue and Bond Road, Riverside County Sheriff's Department reported.

At about 10: 45 a.m., the Riverside County Sheriff's Department tweeted, "We are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in the city of Perris off of San Jacinto Ave. and Bond Road. One deputy was injured. The suspect is armed and dangerous and believed to be contained. Further info to follow. Avoid the area."

Deputies surrounded the area and brought in armored trucks.

Authorities asked the public to avoid the area.   

One deputy suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting, prompting a call for backup.

The injured deputy was taken to a hospital, authorities said.

It is unclear how the injured deputy was wounded.

Authorities say it is unclear how the suspect died. Sheriff's officials said there are no other outstanding suspects.

The shooting is currently under investigation.

City News Service contributed to this report

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