UPDATED AT 12:09 p.m.: A man has been shot by a deputy in Canyon Hills, authorities have confirmed.
The incident took place around 8 p.m. Wednesday night outside a residence in the 32000 block of Meadow Wood Lane, according to Riverside County Sheriff's Department Deputy Albert Martinez, who was not at the scene.
Lake Elsinore resident Edmundo Banuelas, 40, was hit by law enforcement gunfire and sustained non life-threatening injuries after he allegedly attacked a deputy, reported Sgt. Lisa McConnell of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
The incident began following a call about a disturbance at Meadow Wood Lane in Canyon Hills, a sprawling community nestled inside the eastern portion of Lake Elsinore.
"The caller said a Hispanic male adult and a Hispanic female adult were arguing in the street in front of a residence," the sergeant said.
When the deputy arrived on scene, Banuelas was standing in the street, McConnell continued. The deputy spoke with the man and placed him in the back of his patrol car. After talking with the woman involved in the alleged disturbance, the deputy returned to his patrol car and removed Banuelas from the back seat, McConnell explained.
"Upon having his handcuffs removed, Banuelas turned and attacked the officer," the sergeant said. "In an attempt to defend himself, the officer deployed his baton and gave repeated commands for Banuelas to cease his attack. During the assault, Banuelas was able to grasp ahold of the officer's baton. Fearing for his safety, the officer fired his duty weapon striking the subject."
Banuelas was transported to a local hospital for treatment and has been placed under arrest; he was the only arrest made in the incident, Martinez said.
Per sheriff’s department policy, the deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administration leave pending an investigation into the incident.
Last night's officer-involved shooting follows one in Wildomar last week. Click here for more on that story.