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Deadly Deputy-involved shooting confirmed in Rancho Mirage

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting Friday afternoon in a residential neighborhood of Rancho Mirage.

The deputy-involved shooting happened on the 70800 block of Tamarisk Lane, a neighborhood behind the Sunnylands Estates. The shooting happened at 2:38 p.m.

Neighbors at the scene told News Channel 3's Jake Ingrassia they heard five shots ring out. One neighbor says authorities told him a deputy was stabbed and deputies then shot him.

A spokesperson with the Sheriff's Department later confirmed what neighbors had been told. A suspect armed with a knife stabbed a deputy, who was responding to a suspicious person call in the area.

The suspect is dead and the deputy was hospitalized and remain in stable condition.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing updates.

Jesus Reyes

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