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Riverside triple homicide update: Suspect killed following pursuit with deputies

UPDATE 11/28/22:

NEW DETAILS: Ex-Virginia state trooper accused of catfishing Riverside teen before killing her family, police say

Police said the murders of a husband and wife and their daughter in Riverside stemmed from a catfishing incident involving the teenage daughter of one of the victims.

Riverside County Sheriff deputies from the Morongo station and sheriff's aviation unit spotted the suspect vehicle traveling on Highway 247 Friday afternoon.

He led deputies on a pursuit and, at times, reportedly tried to fire at them. He eventually crashed his car and allegedly tried to point a gun at officials before he was shot and killed.

A female victim inside the vehicle was rescued by deputies.


Original story: A fire at a Riverside home sparked a homicide investigation after three people were found dead inside Friday morning.

At around 10 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the scene on the 11000 block of Price Court near the 91 Freeway to respond to a welfare check regarding a man and a woman involved in a disturbance near a car, according to Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback.

Soon after, dispatchers were alerted to smoke and a possible fire where the disturbance may have begun.

Firefighters arrived to find the three people deceased inside, and the man and woman gone. Authorities are trying to determine the possible link between the disturbance and the fire, Railsback said.

Video from KABC's Air7 shows what appears to be three bodies covered up outside the home. The helicopter shot also shows a home on the roof of the home.

The victims’ identities have not been released but authorities believe they were all adults, Railsback said. It was also not immediately clear whether all three lived in the home.

Riverside police sent out an alert to the community to expect police activity for the next few hours. No further details were released as of Friday afternoon.

The cause of the fire was not immediately available.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing updates.

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