A sheriff’s deputy was shot dead Friday afternoon in Lake Elsinore, Southern California, officials said. Suspect is in custody.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Taken to Sheriff’s Hospital reportThe state of the lieutenant and the circumstances of the firing were unknown.
The suspect’s condition has not been confirmed.
Lake Elsinore is located about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
This is just weeks after another Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy.32-year-old Deputy Isaiah Cordero was shot dead on December 29 while performing a traffic stop in the city of Julpa Valley.
The suspect, 44-year-old William McKay, was shot dead by officers after a dramatic police chase across several highways. According to Riverside Sheriff Chad Bianco, McKay had an extensive criminal record, including multiple convictions for kidnapping, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon.
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