UPDATE, Monday, Oct. 12, 12:05 p.m.
The woman shot and killed by a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officer on Friday, Oct. 9 has been identified as Margaret Wagner, 62, of Aguanga, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office.
No other information is being released at this time.
UPDATE, Friday, Oct. 9, 2 9:30 p.m.
One woman is dead following an hours long standoff with police in Aguanga. The circumstances surrounding her death have not been announced, but she had been shot by a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officer earlier in the day.
The incident began with a domestic disturbance call at 6:20 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 to a residence in the 54000 block of Wildwood Drive in the community of Idyllwild.
According to a press release issued by the department, the 911 caller advised that an adult female was in possession of a firearm and was threatening people at the residence.
“Deputies responded to the location but the female fled the area prior to their arrival. The deputies searched the area, but did not locate her and determined that no victims were injured during the incident,” the press release reported.
At approximately 10 a.m., the investigation led deputies to a residence in the 44000 block of Jacob Court in Aguanga where the female suspect was located still in possession of the handgun.
“The deputies ordered the suspect to drop the handgun; however, she refused and pointed the handgun at deputies and an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect retreated into the residence and refused to exit the home, ” Deputy Mike Vasquez wrote in the press release.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s SWAT team was called to the scene to assist the deputies and attempted to peacefully resolve the situation by calling the suspect out of the residence. After several attempts to communicate with suspect and no response was made, the SWAT team members entered the residence and found the suspect deceased.
No deputies were injured during the incident and the decedent’s name will not be released pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
The deputy involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved deputy’s name will not be released at this time.
Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation.
The Riverside County Hemet Station encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Moody at (760) 393-3525 or Investigator Janecka at (951) 791-3400.
Riverside County Sheriff Department has reported an officer involved shooting in Aguanga on Friday, Oct. 9. Deputy Mike Vasquez, a spokesman for the department, said that no officers have been injured in the shooting that stems from an investigation into a domestic disturbance incident.
“At about 6:20 this morning we received a call for a domestic disturbance within the 54000 block of Wildwood Drive in the city of Idyllwild,” Vasquez said. “We responded to the location and verified that the investigation needed to continue.”
Deputies followed up on leads which led them to the 44000 block of Jacob Court in Aguanga, Vasquez said.
“We went to contact an involved party for the domestic dispute and upon contacting that party an officer involved shooting occurred,” he said. “At this point we can verify that all deputies are ok and not injured.”
Vasquez said at this time he could not verify the condition of the suspect involved.
“More details are to follow, that is all I can give at this point,” he said.
Sheriff Deputies are still on the scene and have requested additional resources to assist with the investigation.
According to Anza Valley Outlook reporter Tony Ault, who is on the scene, SWAT teams currently have the suspect surrounded.
Vasquez said that the situation is fluid and ongoing.
“It is ongoing as we speak,” he said.
Barbara Trail is currently closed at Hwy. 371.
This is a developing story and more information will be posted as it becomes available.