Update as of 1/16/2023
On Monday, January 16, 2023, the Beaumont Police Department was notified that the driver of the vehicle that was involved in the officer-involved shooting from this past weekend has succumbed to his injuries.
Original Press Release Posted 1/14/2023
Beaumont, Ca - On Saturday, January 14, 2023, at approximately 12:46 am, Beaumont Police Officers attempted an investigative stop on a pickup truck. The truck fled which led to a vehicle pursuit. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle entered a cul-de-sac in the 500 block of Xenia Avenue. Upon reaching the end of the roadway the truck turned around and began ramming police vehicles resulting in an officer-involved shooting.
A police officer was injured due to the suspect ramming the officers' vehicles. The officer was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. There were three occupants in the truck at the time of the incident, one occupant had a minor complaint of pain, the driver and a second passenger were transported to an area hospital for gunshot wounds. The driver is in critical condition and the passenger is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
No other officers were injured during this incident. There are no outstanding suspects and there is no threat to the public.
The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave per department policy. The names of the involved officers will not be released at this time.
Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Force Investigations Detail arrived to assume the investigation into the Officer Involved Shooting. This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Angela Chapparosa of the Beaumont Police Department, at 951-769-8500.