A man who was fatally shot by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies responding to an alarm call at a gun store in Palm Desert was publicly identified Wednesday as a 33-year-old resident of the city.
Aaron Solorio Granados died at the scene of the June 22 shooting in the 41-000 block of Boardwalk, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Deanna Pecoraro.
She said deputies responding to an alarm call about 10:30 p.m. at a gun store in the area located a car plowed into the front entrance. After they established a perimeter, Granados allegedly exited the gun store while armed, when deputies shot him.
Sheriff’s officials declined to specify the name of the business, but C.V. Guns & Tackle at 41-945 Boardwalk is the only gun store in the area.
It remains unclear if the man fired shots at deputies, or if he pointed a weapon at them. It is also unclear if Granados stole anything from the store before departing.
The deputies involved were put on administrative leave, as is routine in law enforcement shootings under investigation. Their names were not released.
“The deputies have returned to work, but as for any other questions regarding this investigation, we are not able to release any further details,” Pecoraro said Wednesday.
Granados has no felony or misdemeanor convictions in Riverside County, court records show.
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