Riverside County Sheriff's deputies said a man with a mental illness allegedly went on a violent crime spree until he was fatally shot by authorities Thursday in Moreno Valley.
Investigators were combing the scene near the intersection of Sunnymead and Perris boulevards where the shooting occurred shortly after 6 a.m.
Three hours earlier, the suspect allegedly got into a confrontation with family members at an apartment just a few blocks away.
Officials were called to the home and a responding deputy was allegedly injured by the suspect, who took off. The deputy's injuries were not life-threatening.
Deputies said they then got a call at about 6 a.m. of a reported stabbing on Webster Avenue, about a block from the shooting scene. Upon arrival, authorities found a man suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive.
Authorities said they shot at the man who they say was holding an object they did not identify.
"I was getting out of the way of the line of wire," a witness who did not want to be identified said. "He was running toward me as I was passing the boulevard and I heard as I was passing the gunshots go off."