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UPDATE: Suspect Fatally Shot by Officer in Temecula ID'd

The suspect fatally shot Monday in Temecula has been identified as John Armes, 29, of Fallbrook.

Updated at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 12 :

The man who died in an officer-involved shooting Monday has been identifed as John Armes, 29, of Fallbrook, according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's Office.

Officials were waiting until Armes' next of kin were notified before releasing his name to the public.

Updated at 8:37 p.m. Feb. 11:

A man who was shot by a law enforcement officer in a Temecula neighborhood Monday afternoon has died, authorities said.

The man was identified as a "parolee at large" who was wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Officers from the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshals Service's Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force were seeking the suspect in Temecula today, Martinez explained. Sometime around 12:30 p.m., the suspect was located and an arrest was attempted in a residential area in the 40200 block of Mimulus Way, near Lark Court and Roripaugh Road, Martinez said.

The officers attempted to stop the suspect who was riding in a taxi, Martinez said.

"While the officers were making contact with the suspect, the taxi driver exited the vehicle at which time the suspect took control of the cab," Martinez said. "The suspect then collided with an unmarked law enforcement vehicle and then exited the taxi cab. At this time, an officer involved shooting occurred."

The suspect, a 29-year-old man from Fallbrook whose name was being withheld until his next of kin was notified, was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where he succumbed to his injuries at 1:17 p.m., according to the Sheriff-Coroner's office.

Martinez did not provide details on how many shots were fired and by which agency—the Department of Corrections or the U.S. Marshals.

The involved officer, whose name was being withheld, was also transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury, according to Martinez.

Mimulus Way was closed to through traffic for several hours as officials with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Central Homicide Unit investigated the incident, as it occurred in their jurisdiction.

"This is an active, ongoing investigation," Martinez said.

Anyone who may have information regarding the incident was encouraged to call Investigator Peters at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Gandhi March 01, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Thank you Ellie!! Couldnt have said it better myself, actually Patch probably wouldnt have published MY post if I stated exactly what you did. This is typical of the all knowing "Brenda" sarcasm, nice to see others can spot it as well. She even stated herself "speculations" her specialty - changing hourly!
Gandhi March 01, 2013 at 12:24 AM
That is incorrect, and Brenda, dont waste your breath giving another person kudos. And what is up with this "WE" are trained to shoot to kill? Are you a cop Brenda? I dont think so, so your statements are a little bizarre to say the least. Cops are trained to disarm an armed person, they can also shoot to "disable" or "bring down" an individual, rarely would they "shoot to kill", not in this instance. I only "argue" when someone is incorrect Brenda, little "quirk" of mine, its called "truth", sorry if it annoys you.
Brenda March 02, 2013 at 04:30 AM
Ellie my dear ;) New acct this day?, and one comment directly to me of all people right?. NOT commenting on your thoughts about this article like the rest of US, or even to the many here who think exactly the same as me, but directly to ME?. If you did feel that I or the many others here are wrong in our feelings about this shooting, wouldnt you give condolences to HIS FAMILY in your post? So Ellie with that information and LIndas immediate response after you, do you really expect me to put any thought or concern over your post? Or even care one iota about what your opinion is? Nope, don't care, LOL and LOL. Its actually hilarious that people go to so much trouble making up new accts just to talk to themselves. Also if this had been a son of mine, he would NOT have been on the run but in jail where he belonged as I would have made sure of that myself.
TVOR March 06, 2013 at 07:56 PM
@ Linda This is the man who was chased from a house near a middle school and was seen with a gun and he got away. It is only prudent for law enforcement to assume a parolee at large who has been seen with a gun is still armed and dangerous.
TVOR March 06, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Also, Linda, attempting to ram a police car with another vehicle is "deadly force".
TVOR March 06, 2013 at 08:01 PM
@ V.W.D.S., how do you figure that a parolee at large is not a fugitive?
Gandhi March 07, 2013 at 03:03 AM
At TVOR - regarding your recent comment that " attempting to ram a police car with another vehicle is "deadly force" I must point out to you that "INTENT" has NOT been established yet. You are ASSUMING, again. If he lost control of the vehicle due to inattention or being hit by a tazer, that is NOT "deadly force". Always good to try to keep an open mind and see the other side of YOUR OPINION.
Brenda March 07, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Tvor, You are correct about the week before schools had been shut down with this man armed and on the loose. He was a parolee at large, ie US Fed Marshals, and Fugitive Apprehension Team do not go looking for just anyone, and that I can assure you. The taxi drive stated that he believed that the SUSPECT DID NOT GET HIT BY THE TASER OR IT DID NOT AFFECT HIM as he went on to jump in drivers seat and attempt to ram the police car. Yes ramming a police car is definately deadly force. The police should have shot him in the head at that point but they were probably trying to get out of the way as to not get killed, and not wanting to hurt his girlfriend in the taxi by accident. Which obviously this convict had no concerns about doing. He was told many times to put up his hands, he refused, he was tased, or it was attempted, he did NOT stop, he rammed the police car attempting to injure or kill so he could continue to run, he exited the taxi and reached for his waist band sometime before or after he began to run. He still had not stop, dropped, and put his hands up.
Gandhi March 08, 2013 at 05:47 AM
TVOR - where do you procure the divine knowledge that just because a person didnt check in with their parole officer they are now "a threat to the public"?? How do you know he "rammed" the police car? Isnt it possible that he lost control of the car with all the distractions and possibly just being hit himself? Can I borrow that crystal ball of yours for awhile?
Gandhi March 08, 2013 at 05:49 AM
Also at TVOR, where does it state in this story anything about him being the man who was chased from a middle school with a gun? I dont see it, again, may we ALL have a peek into that amazing "crystal ball" you apparently possess? Hmmmmmmm?
Gandhi March 08, 2013 at 05:49 AM
The answer to that question, Gina, is NO.
Gandhi March 08, 2013 at 05:55 AM
Ahhhh, Brenda goes with the flow, as usual, Here on the 12th she's glad he's dead "cheap trial" and the very next day, the 13th states "he did not deserve to be shot in the back like that" Amazing Brenda, why do you ever bother posting on here at all, you take opposite positions regularly based on whatever someone else states, a waste of time reading your posts thats for sure.
Gandhi March 08, 2013 at 05:58 AM
NOOOOOOO!! It isnt. Wow, I've never seen such paranoid people in my life. No wonder you're all gun lovers!
Brenda March 09, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Brenda 12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Cheap trial too! Brenda 10:36 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 "I personally know that for those two departments to take the time to hunt you down he is NOT a regular, normal run of the mill criminal and that is something I can say for sure. But, he also did NOT deserve to be shot in the back IF that is the case, and he did not need to be shot if he exited the taxi with his hands UP, and was not running, not holding any weapons etc. " Linda, I really did not think you had reading problems until you are on your 5th or 6th glass of wine. But as anyone can see, I do NOT take opposite sides or positions based on whatever someone else states. Also if my posts are a waste of time, why in the world are you going back through them AGAIN from a month AGO and AGAIN commenting on them? Rofl.
TVOR March 10, 2013 at 06:29 PM
He was shot because he intentionally rammed a police vehicle and he had been previously observed to be in possession of a firearm. The cops reasonably believed he was a threat to them. Could it have been handled differently? Of course it could have but none of us were a cop there on the scene dealing with the circumstances they were. The incident will be thoroughly investigated and if any disciplinary action is warranted I am sure it will be carried out.
TVOR March 10, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Thye only facts that are relevant here are that he was a parolee at large who ran from police some days earlier and had been seen with a firearm at that time, and that he again was running from police and had rammed a police vehicle. This man made the choiices that led to his death.
TVOR March 10, 2013 at 06:34 PM
This is clearly a kneejerk response and it is completely false. Cops have a very difficult job to do and the vast majority of them try to do the best job they can.
TVOR March 10, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Good thing you are not a cop because you would not be doing your job.
TVOR March 10, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Ellie, I think you would benefit from talking with the families of some cops who have been killed or seriously injured by criminals. Then maybe you would understand that if a cop is seriously threatened by a criminal they must take action to stop the threat. This man was a criminal who threatened the lives of police. He created the situation which led to his death.
Brenda March 11, 2013 at 01:07 AM
TVOR You are right and nice, sweet and short and to the point.
Gandhi March 11, 2013 at 11:49 PM
As I've brought up several times to you before TVOR, were you actually there? So how do you KNOW that he INTENTIONALLY rammed a police car??? You keep repeating this over and over again, as if it was fact. Little of what you ever state is fact, and this is no exception. Would be nice if everybody could stick to FACTS on here, but noooooooo, they have to come up with their own little stories and post them as if they WERE FACTS, thats what I find most annoying.
Gandhi March 11, 2013 at 11:53 PM
No, it wasnt.
Gandhi March 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM
TVOR, I think you need to base your statements on FACTS and facts alone, which you dont. No cop was threatened here, and yet you take it upon yourself to "instruct" somebody regarding cops being "threatened, killed and seriously injured", well, what about innocent people who are "threatened, killed and seriously injured" by cops? Or doesnt that matter to you? NOWHERE IN THIS STORY DOES IT SHOW THAT HE THREATENED COPS!! You continue to make up your own "facts" endlessly, and those are NOT facts honey!
TVOR March 15, 2013 at 03:17 AM
You don't consider ramming a police vehicle a threat? You think a parolee at large is an innocent person?
TVOR March 15, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Linda, a cop does not have the luxury of pondering if a suspect rammed a police vehicle intentionally or not. I guess we will never know now, will we?
Gandhi March 15, 2013 at 07:26 AM
We've already been over this TVOR ad nauseum, drop it.
alicia pucci March 21, 2013 at 02:26 AM
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alicia pucci March 21, 2013 at 02:29 AM
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alicia pucci March 21, 2013 at 02:32 AM
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alicia pucci March 21, 2013 at 02:36 AM
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