The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday evening released video of a November shootout between a suspect and deputies at a home in Eastvale.
Deputies shot 43-year-old Jose Alfredo Gonzalez after he barricaded himself in his home and fired at authorities outside, who were sent to the 14000 block of Alpaca Court on a report of “unknown trouble,” according to the department.
In a 911 call released Wednesday, a woman can be heard pleading “don’t shoot.” Deputies who responded to the home about 3 a.m. Nov. 14 found the man armed with a gun, and when they tried talking to him, he barricaded himself inside the home, Sheriff Chad Bianco said.
Much of the body camera footage released by the department, which Bianco said was shortened to highlight the events that led to the shooting, was too dark to see the residence, but deputies can be heard talking to one another, saying Gonzalez was pointing a firearm at them, and then that he fired one round from a window.
Deputies shouted at Gonzalez to “come out with your hands up.”
After Gonzalez fired another round at deputies from a window, deputies shot back and called for backup, Bianco said.
Police officers from Corona and Ontario soon showed up with armored vehicles and assisted in removing the deputies from the suspect’s line of fire, according to Bianco.
When authorities learned there were juveniles in the home, deputies used an armored vehicle to remove them from the residence, but in the process encountered the suspect in the home’s doorway, prompting deputies to shoot at the suspect again, Bianco said.
The video ends with a group of deputies rushing into the residence with guns drawn.
Gonzalez was arrested and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was charged with multiple counts of attempted murder on a peace officer, child endangerment, domestic violence, false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon, Bianco said.
Three juveniles were removed from the home unharmed and multiple weapons were found at the scene, the department has reported.
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