On the evening of July 25th 21 and off duty SRPD officers was approached by a male, whilst getting cash from an ATM.
The suspect approached the officer with an aerosol can in his hand, attempting to spray something at the officer. He also produced a syringe. Its believed that both items contained some form of Toxin which is under investigation.
After warning the suspect to desist, the off duty officer discharged three shots at the suspect. Another male witness who was on the scene attempted to aid the officer and discharged his rifle at the the suspect.
EMTs were called and pronounced the suspect as dead on scene upon their arrival.
The officer in question was a seasoned officer.
The officer in question has been placed under an Internal Affairs Investigation with SRV Court as per normal procedure in these situations and are on restricted duties, while this investigation takes place.
In line with safety procedures and Department protocols the name of the deceased and Officer involved are not being released at present and no further information will be released by the Santa Ramona Police Department at this time.