UPDATE 1:20 p.m. Sept. 13:
An investigation was underway today into the fatal deputy-involved shooting of a 66-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun at deputies in a Menifee backyard after they responded to a report of a suicidal person.
The shooting happened around 4:50 p.m. Thursday in the 27500 block of Medford Way after deputies and a sheriff's helicopter responded to that address, said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Lisa McConnell.
The man, armed with handgun, ignored orders to drop the gun, she said.
"The subject refused all attempts for a peaceful resolution," McConnell said.
Instead, the man allegedly pointed the gun at deputies, prompting the deputy-involved shooting, she said.
The man, a Menifee resident, died at the scene, according to the county coroner's office.
No deputies were injured. Under department policy, those involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave, McConnell said.
The shooting is being investigated by the sheriff's Central Homicide
—City News Service
ORIGINAL POST 6:59 p.m. Sept. 12:
A Menifee man threatening suicide was fatally shot today by deputies when he allegedly confronted them with a weapon.
The deputy-involved-shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. outside a house fronting the Cherry Hills Golf Course in the 27000 block of Medford Way, near Sandtrap Drive, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies were called to the location at 4:50 p.m. after a resident telephoned a 911 dispatcher, saying that he wanted to kill himself, sheriff's spokesman Deputy Julio Oscguira told City News Service.
The man, whose identity was withheld, emerged from his house allegedly brandishing a weapon, prompting a deputy to open fire, according to reports from the scene.
The type of weapon was not disclosed.
No deputies were injured.
—City News Service