Shotgun wielding man injured in officer-involved shooting in Lake Elsinore

News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

At about 2:17 a.m. on April 23rd, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in Lake Elsinore responded to the area of Tereticornis Avenue and Eleventh Street, in an unincorporated area of Riverside County regarding a call for service.

The reporting party informed Sheriff’s dispatch of gun shots heard in the area.  Upon arrival deputies heard additional gun shots, and were directed by witnesses to the 28000 block of Eleventh Street.

Deputies began an immediate search of the area and while doing so heard additional shots coming from a nearby residence, which they were able to locate.

While checking the rear of the residence, deputies located a trailer and attempted to make contact with the occupants.  While attempting to make contact deputies saw a man inside, and requested him to step out.  The man, identified as David Barry Hanley, 57, came out of the trailer armed with a shotgun.

Deputies reportedly ordered the suspect to put his weapon down, but instead, he raised the shotgun in a threatening manner towards the deputies, refusing orders to put the weapon down.  Hanley fired one round in the direction of the deputies, and Deputies returned fire, striking the suspect.

The deputies immediately rendered first aid to Hanley and called for Cal Fire and American Medical Response ambulance service to the location.  He was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit were called out and assumed the investigation.

The deputies involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.  No deputies were injured during the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Investigator Corey at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Cornett at 951-245-3300.

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Monday, April 23, 2012


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