Armed suspect injured in officer-involved shooting in Indio


An armed domestic violence suspect who police say threatened to kill family members and police on Tuesday morning was injured after he was shot by an officer.

The shooting happened about 5:30 am at a residence on Daffodil Court, according to the Desert Sun.

Police say the suspect was shot in the shoulder and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The suspect is expected to survive. The suspect’s name was not released, but police said he has a history of domestic violence.

Police arrived to find the suspect armed with a rifle. Someone in the house had called 9-1-1 and said that the suspect “would kill family and officers when they arrived.” Police tried to subdue the man using “less-than-lethal” means. When that failed, an officer opened fire.

The suspect then went into the home and came back out, reports KESQ.  Officers and a police canine unit subdued the suspect.

There were no other injuries.

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