Deputies fatally shot a Mercedes-Benz driver when he pointed a gun at them on the grounds of a complicated California country club this week, authorities stated.
The incident started Monday morning when the person adopted one other driver right into a car parking zone close to Simon Drive and Highway 111 within the metropolis of La Quinta — and an argument erupted, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
“He went back to the victim’s vehicle,” Sheriff Chad Bianco told The Desert Sun. “Had the handgun in his hand, beat on the window with the handgun, yelled at him asking if he wanted to die. There were some more words exchanged. He got in the car and left.”
The Mercedes driver, with Arizona plates, took off whereas the opposite driver referred to as 911, in line with the report.
Responding deputies tried to cease him, however he made a beeline into the Desert Horizons Country Club, about 5 miles west of the place the incident started, the paper reported.
“He approached the gate. The gate was locked,” Bianco stated. “He told the attendant that he needed to get through because the cops were chasing him. They opened the gate.”
The driver then received out of the Mercedes and pointed a handgun at deputies, authorities stated.
Two deputies, in flip, fired at him, in line with the sheriff.
He couldn’t be saved and was pronounced useless on scene, police stated. His identify is being withheld.
The deputies concerned might be positioned on administrative go away per division coverage, in line with the sheriff’s division. Their names have been additionally not instantly launched.