An officer from the Menifee Police Department opened fire on a suspect but no one was uninjured, authorities said Saturday.

Police responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 27700 block of Aspel Road in the Sun City area at around 9:50 p.m. Friday, the department said. A caller reported hearing a man banging on a nearby apartment door and wall and yelling profanities.

When officers arrived, they knocked and a man opened the door. One of the officers reported seeing the man holding a semi-automatic handgun in his right hand and opened fire. The suspect was not struck by the officer’s gunfire, and both of the officers at the door were also uninjured. The man was arrested and police said a loaded firearm was recovered at the scene.

The man was identified as Robert Arres, 19, of Menifee. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a non-serialized and unregistered firearm.

The officer involved in the shooting has been in law enforcement for six years and has been with the Menifee Police Department for one year, according to authorities, but the officer’s name was not released.

Per department policy, the officer will be placed on paid administrative leave, and the shooting is being investigated by the Riverside County Force Investigations Detail.

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