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Richard Rodriguez Jr, 32
Banning, California
October 27, 2013

Last updated: 4 months ago

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On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 7:26 P.M. an officer from the Banning Police Department responded to a motel located on the 3000 block of W. Ramsey Street, in the city of Banning, after receiving a suspicious person call at the location.

A hotel employee reported to their dispatch center that a male adult, who was not a patron of the hotel, was knocking on hotel room doors looking for a female, making patrons of the hotel feel uncomfortable.

The officer arrived at the hotel within minutes and contacted the subject as the officer was exiting the hotel elevator.

The officer attempted to ascertain what the subject was doing at the hotel and the subject attempted to run away from the officer.

A physical confrontation occurred between the officer and the subject.

During the altercation, the subject brandished a handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred. The officer immediately summoned an ambulance, but the subject succumbed to his injuries at the scene.