One dead in officer-involved shooting in Rancho Mirage

An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting occurred in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday night.

Update: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says that responded to a call of a man seen waving a knife and “exhibiting bizarre behavior,” according to the Desert Sun.

Police ordered the man put the knife down.  When he did not, they tried disabling the man with a stun gun – which police say did not work on him. The man, still holding the knife, then moved towards deputies – at which point at least one officer opened fire on the man.

The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to the hospital where he died.

Original Post: Details so far are scarce, but the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department tweeted that the shooting happened about 7:30 pm near Bob Hope Drive and Ramon Road – which is around the area of Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage.

They are asking the public to stay clear of the area during the investigation.

Update 8:02 pm: KESQ is live streaming from near the scene:

Update 8:04 pm: According to KESQ’s John White, at least one person was wounded:

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.


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