CABAZON, Calif. - A suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting took place in Cabazon on Saturday, March 4. Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies said it happened at 10:15 p.m. on Johnson Lane, south of Interstate 10.
The coroner's office identified the man on Wednesday, April 26, as 26-year-old Edward Manning III. Authorities said he passed away at Desert Regional Medical Center about ten hours after the shooting occurred.
More about how the shooting took place:
Authorities released the name of a man shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in Cabazon last month after allegedly pointing a metal object at the deputy and refusing to drop it when ordered.
Edward Manning III, 26, was shot March 4 in an open field south of Interstate 10 after running from deputies. He died the following morning at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.
Deputies initially responded at about 9:30 p.m. March 4 to a report of a ``suspicious person near a business'' in the 48600 block of Seminole Drive. When deputies approached Manning, he ran east on Seminole Drive, then dodged traffic and ran across Interstate 10, Sgt. Chris Durham said.
Deputies set up a perimeter and with the aid of a helicopter crew were able to locate him on Johnson Lane, south of the freeway. The sheriff's department reported that Manning evaded deputies and failed to obey their orders, which deputies say included his refusal to drop a metal object that a deputy believed was a firearm.
``During a foot pursuit through a dark field, the suspect pointed a metal object simulating a weapon at the deputy,'' Durham said. ``The deputy ordered the suspect to drop the object which the deputy believed was a firearm. The suspect refused and a deputy-involved shooting took place.''
No deputies were hurt in the incident.
The name of the deputy who shot Manning was not released, but the deputy was placed on administrative leave per department policy, Durham said.
March 5: Suspect dies after being shot by police in Cabazon:
A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting in Cabazon Saturday night.
Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies said it happened at 10:15 p.m. on Johnson Lane, south of Interstate 10.
Deputies said they responded at 9:30 p.m. to reports of a suspicious person near a business in the 48600 block of Seminole Road in Cabazon.
After finding the suspect, they said he fled the area heading east on Seminole, and ran across Interstate 10 onto Malki Road.
With the help of air crews, deputies found the suspect near Johnson Lane. They said he continued to avoid deputies.
After attempting to take him into custody, deputies said an officer involved shooting took place.
The suspect died from injuries after being take to a local hospital. His identity has not been released.
Sheriff's officials said the deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave per department policy. The deputy's name has not been released at this time.
No other deputies were injured in the incident.
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