Beaumont, CA – On Sunday, November 22, 2020, at about 7:44pm, officers from the Beaumont Police Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a man threatening to jump from the overpass at Beaumont Avenue and the Interstate 10 Freeway. While officers were checking the area another 911 call was received, reporting a man brandishing a knife at a business in the 400 block of E. 6th Street.
Beaumont Police and California Highway Patrol Officers arrived and contacted a male in the intersection of 6th Street and Beaumont Avenue armed with two large knives. The suspect advanced toward the officers and an officer involved shooting occurred. While waiting for paramedics to arrive, officers attempted life-saving measures on the suspect, but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The Beaumont Police Department requested the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conduct an independent investigation of the incident. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Force Investigation Detail responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending the investigation and notification of next of kin. The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave per Beaumont Police Department’s policy. The officers involved in this incident will not be identified at this time.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Force Investigation Detail, Master Investigator Gomez at (951) 955-2777.