A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Friday afternoon in the southern California town of Lake Elsinore, authorities said. The suspect is in custody.
A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital by the sheriff’s department informed. The state of the deputy and the circumstances of the shooting have not been clarified.
The suspect’s condition has also not been confirmed.
Lake Elsinore is about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
It comes just weeks after another Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed. Deputy Isaiah Cordero, 32, was fatally shot Dec. 29 during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley.
The suspect, 44-year-old William McKay, was shot dead later that day by officers after a dramatic police chase that crossed several freeways. McKay had an extensive criminal history with convictions for kidnapping, robbery and multiple assaults with a deadly weapon, Riverside Sheriff Chad Bianco said.
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