A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was shot in Lake Elsinore on Friday afternoon, Jan. 13, the department said.

There was no immediate word on the condition of the deputy, who was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center.

The suspect was in custody, the department said.

A deputy has been shot in #lakeelsinore. Suspect is in custody. Deputy is being transported to local hospital. More details to follow. https://t.co/OyFV5nnYVm

— Riverside County Sheriff (@RSO) January 14, 2023

There was a large law enforcement presence where the deputy was shot in the 18500 block of Hilldale Lane, in a community of single family homes.

No other details of the shooting were available.

The shooting comes one week after a memorial service for slain Deputy Isaiah Cordero, who was shot to death on Dec. 29 during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley. Cordero was the department’s first deputy to die in the line of duty from an assault since 2003.


Brian Rokos | Reporter

Brian Rokos has worked in newspapers since 1985, at the Mountain Democrat in Placerville, News Chronicle in Thousand Oaks, the Cincinnati Post, the Orange County Register and currently The Press-Enterprise/Southern California News Group. Among the major stories he has covered are destructive wildfires, Christopher Dorner’s rampage, the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Chase Merritt murder trial and the Perris torture case.