Corona PD shoots Chajon Selvin Rodriguez, 23

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Sketchy situation here, with very little info. He didn't show up in the coroner's report so apparently he survived. Will update if we get more info.

Officer-involved shooting prompts Sig Alert in Corona

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Created: 08/30/2012 09:49:36 AM PDT

Corona police shot a man armed with a knife near the 15 and 91 freeways this morning, prompting a Sig Alert.
The man, who is suspected in a domestic violence incident in Riverside, was spotted about 7 a.m. on the transition road between the northbound 15 and westbound 91, the California Highway Patrol said.

Corona police spotted the man and began chasing him on foot near the corner of Pearl and Joy streets about 7:30 a.m. Five minutes later, officers reported that they had shot the man. His condition is not known.

The CHP issued a Sig Alert, closing down lanes on the transition road. One of the two lanes was reopened at 8:40 a.m., but the Sig Alert remained in effect.

OK, here's a little bit more information, but still no name. Domestic violence ends in murder far too often, and CWIE's attention to this case should by no means be viewed as a justification for any abusive or oppressive behavior. However, suspicion of criminal activity should never be justification for shooting and killing people, either, especially not by law enforcement. Here's the article from the SWRNN:

Three stabbed to death, police shoot suspect near Corona Metrolink station
By City News Service, on August 30, 2012, at 10:33 am

Update @ 10:40 a.m.: A man fatally stabbed a woman and her two children today in their Riverside home during an apparent domestic dispute and was later shot by police when they found him at a freeway overpass, police officials said.

The attack was reported shortly before 7 a.m. in a single-story house in the 10400 block of Granger Court, near Mobley Avenue, on the west end of the city, according to Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint.

“Officers arrived within moments after the 911 call and found three victims of a stabbing,” Toussaint said. “They rendered medical aid, and the victims were transported to a local hospital, where they were pronounced deceased.”

The mother and children were not immediately identified.

Toussaint said witnesses provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle, which was spotted a short time later parked at Interstate 15 and the Riverside (91) Freeway interchange.

“Corona police officers tried to make contact with the suspect, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the lieutenant said.

He said the suspect — thought to be an estranged husband or boyfriend of the woman, according to various media reports –.was rushed to a hospital.

His identity is being withheld and his condition was not immediately known.

Original: A woman and two children were stabbed to death today in Riverside, allegedly by a man who was later shot by police near the Corona Metrolink station.

Police called to the 10400 block of Granger Court about 7 a.m. found the woman, a 4-year-old boy and a year-old girl with stab wounds.

They were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.

About 15 minutes later, authorities found the suspect on a report of suspicious activity near the 91 and 15 freeways, according to media reports from the scene.

The suspect was shot and hospitalized in unknown condition.

The suspect was thought to be an estranged husband or boyfriend of the woman, according to various media reports.

The identities of the victims and the suspect were not immediately released.

OK, finally got a name:

RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Corona police say a man they shot and wounded Thursday is the boyfriend of a woman who was fatally stabbed, along with her two children.

The murder suspect was seen walking along the Riverside freeway at the I-15 interchange, covered in blood and holding a knife.

Officers chased Chajon Selvin Rodriguez, 23, and wound up shooting him.

Rodriguez girlfriend, her young son and daughter, had been slain minutes earlier in their home.

Rodriguez is in critical but stable conditions and is expected to survive and face charges in the triple homicide.

Names of the victims have not been released.
Story Date: September 3, 2012