Woman shot by Bureau of Land Management officer in Sky Valley

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A woman was shot by a Bureau of Land Management officer during an investigation of illegal off-roading on Sunday night near Sky Valley.

The shooting happened about 11 pm near in the Berdoo Canyon area, east of Dillon Road, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

During their investigation, a Bureau of Land Management officer attempted to stop an off-road vehicle and an officer-involved shooting occurred. A woman in the off-road vehicle was injured during the shooting and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A man was detained at the scene. No officers were injured during this incident.

No names were released. The BLM officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.

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