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Coroner’s office identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting in Desert Hot Springs

The Riverside County Coroner’s office has officially identified man shot and killed by Desert Hot Springs police officers Tuesday night.

Menifee resident Robo Raikoglo, 30, was shot and killed by Desert Hot Springs police officers during a domestic dispute at a residence on the 13400 block of Cielo Azul Way.

Read: Parolee fatally shot by Desert Hot Springs Police during domestic dispute

In a press conference held Wednesday morning, DHS PD Chief Dale Mondary said the woman victim told officers Raikoglo assaulted and shot several rounds at her during an altercation.

Raikoglo, a parolee, fled the scene before police arrived, but returned a short time later. Officers said they attempted to make contact with Raikoglo but he pointed a handgun at them from the driver’s side window. Officers then fired at Raikoglo, killing him.

The officers are okay and have been placed on administrative leave as part of protocol.

KESQ News Team


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