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Pursuit Suspects Opens Fire at Police Officers

Police Department Press ReleaseFor Immediate Release
August 3, 2017
Case #17-8528

 PURSUIT SUSPECT OPENS FIRE AT POLICE OFFICERS

CORONA, CA-- On Saturday, July 29, at about 2:09 a.m., Corona Police Officers responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon involving a firearm at a sports bar located at 1650 E. Sixth Street in Corona.

Upon arrival, officers initiated a vehicle pursuit after attempting to stop a vehicle suspected of being involved in the incident at the bar. The pursuit reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour and ended in a collision near the intersection of First Street and Parkridge Avenue in the City of Norco.

Immediately following the collision, the driver exited his vehicle and ran north into an open field while the passenger, later identified as Jashod Arthur Carter, a 29-year-old Perris resident, exited the car while advancing and firing a handgun at pursuing officers. Officers immediately returned fire eliminating the advancing threat.  The driver was located and arrested after an hour-long search of the area. Carter was pronounced deceased at the scene.  No Corona Police Officers were injured during the incident.

After the review and briefing of evidentiary video, “I am angered and disgusted at the audacity of the suspect’s actions as he attempted to kill our police officers,” said Chief Michael Abel. “We are all proud of our officer’s actions and tactics in this life-threatening situation and grateful that no officers or citizens were injured; their actions were truly heroic.”

The four officers involved in the shooting incident are assigned to the Field Services Division and are currently on administrative leave per department policy. At this time, officer’s names are not being released. The involved Officer(s) tenure ranges from seven to fourteen years of service.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is the lead investigating agency. We encourage anyone with information regarding the case to contact Central Homicide Investigator Gonzalez at 951-955-2777. 

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.

Media Contact
Sergeant Paul Mercado
Public Information Officer
951-736-2280
Paul.Mercado@CoronaCA.gov

 

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