BODYCAM: Homeless Suspect Pulls Gun On Officers Offering Help, Gets Fatally Shot

Riverside, CA – Bodycam footage has been released by the Riverside Police Department of an officer involved shooting that occurred last month in the 3700 block of Elizabeth Street.

Shortly before 8:30 am on May 8 Riverside’s Public Safety Engagement Team (PSET) were checking on a business area that is often frequented by the homeless population. Officers who are part of the PSET were attempting to stop an individual when he continued to walk away. The man then produced a handgun and aimed it at the officers. The officers responded by firing at the individual. The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

A handgun was found next to the man after the shooting. No one else was injured during the incident.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Force Investigations Detail responded to the scene to investigate the incident. Multiple other agencies are involved in the investigation including Riverside County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations, Riverside County Sheriff  Coroner’s Office, and the Riverside Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Unit and Forensics Unit.

The suspect in the case has been identified as Felix Jerry Marquez. At the time of the incident he had multiple warrants out for his arrest.

The Public Safety Engagement Team was formed in 2019 as an outreach team to help maintain order in public places while also assisting the homeless population. The team works with individuals experiencing homelessness by connecting them to resources. They also deal with issues of unlawful panhandling, camping, abandoning personal property and vagrancy.

 

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