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Hemet, CA 92543

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Hemet, CA — On Sunday, November 20, 2022, at approximately 10:26 am, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a possible domestic violence incident in the 1000 block of Living Water Way. Officers arrived on the scene, and an officer-involved shooting occurred during their investigation.

An officer’s gunfire struck an adult male during the officer-involved shooting. The suspect was later transported to a local hospital for treatment.

As in all cases that involve an officer-involved shooting, several complex and simultaneous investigations are launched. Independent investigators from the Riverside County Force Investigation Division, as well as those from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and the Hemet Police Department, responded to start their investigations. These investigations are just beginning, and the scene is still active as of this release.

The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending further investigation. The involved officer, who has four (4) years of law enforcement experience, is not being identified at this time.

This is still an active investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident can contact Investigator Katie Rabago at (951) 765-2426 or provide anonymous information through the Hemet Police Department’s smartphone app, available for free Apple App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android users. Anonymous tips are always accepted.