Hemet Police Department

Gun-Wielding Man Fatally Shot by Police in Hemet

A man who allegedly wielded a gun and attempted to break into a home in a Hemet neighborhood was fatally shot by police early Monday, officials said.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m., police received calls of a man waving a gun around and yelling in the 1400 block of South State Street, according to the Hemet Police Department. Witnesses told police the man may be a resident of a nearby mobile home.

Moments later, police received another 911 call from a resident who said he had his family barricaded inside his home after the gunman was trying to force his way in.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect in a carport area and opened fire after he wielded a handgun, police said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect's identity will be released pending notification of next of kin.

Police recovered a gun believed to be used by the suspect.

No officers were injured during the shooting. Details on what led up to the shooting were not immediately available.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Hemet Police Department's investigator Sila Vaeoso at (951)765-2426.

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