Lake Elsinore PD shoots and wounds Edmundo Banuelas, 40

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Nothing in the news about this yet. Looks like another unsuccessful officer intervention in a DV case. Here's the press release:

Press Release: Officer Involved Shooting
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: December 13, 2012 Time: 6:00 A.M.
Incident Date: December 12, 2012 Time: 8:02 P.M.
Incident Location: 32000 block of Meadow Wood Lane, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Lisa McConnell
File Number(s): L12347100

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 8:02 P.M., officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to a residence located in the 32000 block of Meadow Wood Lane, regarding a disturbance. The caller said a Hispanic male adult and a Hispanic female adult were arguing in the street in front of a residence.

Upon arrival, the officer located a Hispanic male adult matching the given description standing in the street. The male was later identified as Edmundo Banuelas, 40 years old of Lake Elsinore. The officer contacted Banuelas and placed him in the back of his patrol car while he spoke with the involved female. After speaking with the female, the officer returned to his patrol car and removed Banuelas from the back seat. Upon having his handcuffs removed, Banuelas turned and attacked the officer. In an attempt to defend himself, the officer deployed his baton and gave repeated commands for Banuelas to cease his attack. During the assault, Banuelas was able to grasp ahold of the officer's baton. Fearing for his safety, the officer fired his duty weapon striking the subject. The subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Police Department and the Riverside County Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit were called out and assumed the investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information will be provided at this time. The officer involved in the shooting was placed on paid administrative leave per department policy. The officer sustained minor injuries during this incident.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Investigator Peters of the Riverside County Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Kelleher of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951-245-3300.