A Riverside County Sheriff’s Division deputy was shot and killed in Jurupa Valley Thursday afternoon. The suspected gunman was killed after a chase with legislation enforcement.
The deputy was recognized as 32-year-old Isaiah Cordero.
Throughout a press convention Thursday evening, authorities recognized the gunman as William Shea McKay, 44.
McKay had an “in depth prison historical past” together with costs of kidnapping, theft and a number of assaults, together with the stabbing of a California Freeway Patrol Ok-9.
McKay is believed to have shot Deputy Cordero round 2:00 pm on the 3900 block of Golden West Avenue throughout a visitors cease.
Cordero was hit an undisclosed variety of instances and McKay fled the scene in a pickup truck. Residents of the neighborhood referred to as 911 and administered first support till paramedics arrived to move the deputy to the hospital the place he was later pronounced useless.
The capturing led to an enormous manhunt that spanned each Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. After authorities have been capable of determine McKay because the suspect, a mass alert went out to neighboring legislation enforcement businesses.
He was finally situated by officers and dozens of police autos pursued his dark-colored pickup truck, believed to be a Chevrolet Silverado, southbound on the 15 Freeway. The chase got here to an finish in Norco slightly below a freeway overpass.
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco mentioned McKay fired at legislation enforcement, who returned fireplace. The suspect was hit by gunfire and died on the scene.
Video from Sky5 confirmed a number of police autos surrounding the pickup truck, which was disabled after crashing onto the shoulder of the freeway. Bullet holes have been seen on the windshield of the automobile.
All southbound visitors on the 15 Freeway was diverted at Limonite Avenue the place the pursuit got here to a conclusion. The far left lanes of the northbound facet of the freeway have been additionally closed for an undetermined period of time.
As of 8:15 pm, these highway closures remained in place.
Cops from varied businesses gathered at Riverside Group Hospital to take part in a procession for the fallen deputy, whose physique was transported to the county coroner’s workplace.
The Riverside Sheriff’s Affiliation, the union that represents staff of the Sheriff’s Division, was the primary to determine the fallen deputy as Isaiah Cordero.
“Right this moment, Deputy Cordero made the final word sacrifice within the line of obligation – a debt that may by no means be repaid,” the union wrote in a launch.
Chris Barajas, mayor of Jurupa Valley wrote on social networks that his “ideas are with [Cordero’s] household and our whole legislation enforcement group.”
Barajas urged the general public to keep away from the world of Golden West Avenue and Condor Drive the place the deputy was fatally shot.
The 2 crime scenes remained lively effectively into Thursday night.