Bail Bondsmen Shoot Man in Riverside

An allegedly wanted man was shot to death by two bail bondsmen in the Santa Ana river bed in Riverside, authorities said Monday.

The shooting was reported at 5:09 p.m. Sunday east of Van Buren Boulevard, police said.

The preliminary investigation determined the bail bondsmen were conducting surveillance on a wanted man and became involved in a physical altercation with him, police said. The man was shot in the head and died at a hospital.

Police did not immediately say why the man was wanted and why the agents used deadly force.

The man's name was not released pending family notification.

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