Parolee Allegedly Armed With Handgun Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Hemet

A parolee allegedly armed with a pistol was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Hemet Thursday morning, police said.

Officers were patrolling a strip mall parking lot in the 200 block of E. Stetson Avenue about 8:30 a.m. when they spotted a car with a man inside who was "acting suspicious and agitated," according to the Hemet Police Department.

After the officers approached the man, he allegedly "brandished a handgun at the officers and an officer involved shooting occurred," police said in a statement.

The man was at first cooperative when officers asked him for ID, said Hemet Police Lt. Dean Evans. When the man pulled out a gun officers pulled away and demanded he drop it.

Cellphone video taken by a witness shows three officers open fire on the man. One witness said she heard eight gunshots.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not released because his family had not been notified. Police said he was on parole and a felony warrant was out for his arrest.

No officers were injured.

Images from the scene showed the parolee's car with its windows shot out and several evidence markers on the ground next to it.

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