A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was shot during a confrontation with a suspect Friday afternoon at a Lakeland Village residence, and a suspect was in custody.
No information has been released so far about the suspect, and there was no immediate word on the deputy’s condition.
The shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. in the 18500 block of Hilldale Lane, just east of Grand Avenue, in the unincorporated community that borders Lake Elsinore, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The circumstances were not immediately clear.
According to sheriff’s officials, the suspect, whose identity was not released, was taken into custody at the scene.
The deputy was taken to nearby Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar for treatment, but information on his condition was not provided as of 5:30 p.m. Friday. Reports from the scene indicated the suspect may have been taken to the same hospital for treatment of unknown injuries, but there was no immediate confirmation of those reports.
County Fire Department crews were sent to the residential area where the shooting occurred, apparently to render medical aid, and they were still there late Friday afternoon.
A host of sheriff’s deputies, meanwhile, entered the home on Hilldale Lane in an apparent search effort. It was unclear if another suspect was being sought.
Officials were asking all non-residents to stay away from the location while an investigation proceeded.
The shooting came roughly two weeks after another Riverside County deputy, 32-year-old Isaiah Cordero, was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley. The killing of Cordero, a motorcycle patrol deputy, was the first line-of-duty death of a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy in 15 years.