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Lake Elsinore Man Shot By Police Identified

Lake Elsinore resident Alejandro Lopez, 28, was shot by a deputy in the 33000 block of Olive Tree Lane in Lakeland Village Monday morning.

Police are reporting that a Monday morning shooting in Lakeland Village was triggered by a domestic dispute.

Lake Elsinore resident Alejandro Lopez, 28, was shot by a deputy in the 33000 block of Olive Tree Lane in Lakeland Village. The shooting occurred around 9:30 a.m., about 45 minutes after police responded to a domestic violence call at the mobile home residence, according to Deputy Alberto Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

When deputies first arrived on scene, they spoke to a female victim who stated that her estranged ex-boyfriend, later identified as Lopez, had just assaulted her, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department. The victim also said the man was still inside her residence, “acting very agitated, erratic and made threats to harm himself,” the news release stated.

Deputies surrounded the home and made several calls to Lopez, attempting to resolve the matter peacefully, but he did not respond to requests to exit the dwelling, the news release continued.

Deputies entered the residence and when they found Lopez “he became violent toward the officers and an officer-involved shooting ensued,” the news release continued.

One deputy fired his service weapon at Lopez, injuring him. Medical assistance was immediately provided and Lopez was transported to a local hospital, according to the news release. Martinez said the injuries were non-life threatening; there were no other injuries reported.

The deputies involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave per department policy; the investigation is ongoing.

For much of Monday, Olive Tree Lane was closed to through traffic as police continued their investigation.

The victim’s identity was not released by authorities.

Randy savage May 26, 2012 at 06:06 PM
The story does not add up to what the outcome of the situation was, simply because they're not telling the truth plus they want to make themselves look like heroes. What ever happened to tasers and pepper spray? I totally feel that this was uncalled for.
K4299R May 26, 2012 at 08:07 PM
wow so glad you were there when this happened to determine what type of weapon should be used. So what happened since you obviously know so much about what is going on...
Randy savage May 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Don't need to be there to determine anything, just know that there's people that know exactly what happened and how it ended which is nothing like what the officer describes.
Roadrunner May 27, 2012 at 04:38 AM
So these people were inside the residence???? I highly doubt that, so unless they have x-ray vision, which I highly doubt again, you are purely speculating and believing embelished stories....Get the facts before you cast judgement. Tasers and pepper spray are only tools. These tools are not used in case of a life or death scenario. I wasn't there, and when it plays out the way it will in court, then we can decide. Besides, I didn't read where it said there was a head shot and if anyone knows anything about shooting, the head is a smaller target than the body. Even snipers who are trained marksman, aim at the body...
1435alexlopez May 28, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Sad how everything happend. Horrible that so many people are negetive. I don't wish this to happen to anyone,mostly not to the one I love. He is in stable condition. He was acting suicidal and he had a death wish. Not even the family could have helped him. I'm greatfull he didn't get hurt worst. Thank youto everyone who keeps him in prayer. Thank you to all the officers that day for responing.

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