A suspect injured in a shooting involving a California State Parks officer in Perris was in custody Friday following a pursuit, authorities said.
About 8 p.m. Thursday, officers from the Perris Police Department were sent to Ramona Expressway and Perris Boulevard to assist the California State Parks officers, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
“California State Parks officers (had) attempted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle which failed to yield, resulting in a vehicle pursuit,” a sheriff’s statement said. “Officers from the Perris Police Department were requested and responded to assist.
“During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle rammed into two of the police units, and an officer-involved shooting occurred involving a California State Parks officer,” the sheriff’s statement said.
“The suspect vehicle fled and ultimately came to rest in the area of Ninth Street and Yucca Road,” the statement said. “The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.”
The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. No officers were hurt.
The California State Parks officer involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave, which is standard policy, the sheriff’s department reported.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (951) 955-2777, or (951) 210-1000.
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