Lake Elsinore Shooting Kills Riverside Sheriff’s, Deputy Darnell Calhoun: Darnell Calhoun, a deputy sheriff for Riverside County, was shot and killed at Lake Elsinore; the suspect was taken into custody. Darnell Calhoun, a deputy with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, was shot and killed on Friday in Lake Elsinore.
According to the agency, at about 4:30 pm, a gunshot was heard in the 18500 block of Hilldale Lane. A domestic violence incident involving a custody dispute prompted the call for deputies to the scene.
In critical condition, the cop was sent to Inland Valley Medical Center. The deputy was allegedly receiving treatment for gunshot wounds at 6:45. According to reports, he had leg and body gunshot wounds.
Deputy Calhoun, 30, died around 7:55 p.m., according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. In February 2022, Calhoun joined RSO after working for the San Diego Police Department for two years.
Deputy Darnell Calhoun was killed in the line of duty this afternoon, and we are deeply saddened to have to inform you of his passing. His pregnant wife is left in his wake.
At a press conference, Sheriff Chad Bianco said that not a single person had anything negative to say about him. “The most positive, happy, and morally honest guy you could ever expect to meet was him. Now, a mother, a wife, a dad, and I are trying to figure out why.”
According to Sheriff Bianco, Calhoun was the first deputy to arrive on the scene. A shooting occurred between the time of his arrival and the arrival of a second deputy, and when the second deputy arrived, he saw Calhoun laying on the ground with several gunshot wounds. According to Bianco, it is unclear why the suspect shot Calhoun.
At that point, the suspect and the second deputy got into a shootout. According to reports, the suspect was taken to the same hospital and is now in critical condition. During the struggle, the suspect was shot as well. Regarding the suspect’s identification, nothing further was revealed.
There was a substantial law enforcement presence outside the house where the event occurred, including a Bearcat. The ongoing disturbance ended around 6:15 p.m., according to deputies, and they started cleaning up the residence.
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Officer Isaiah Cordero was shot and killed on December 29 in Jurupa Valley, making this the second deadly shooting involving an RSO deputy in less than three weeks.
Numerous RSO deputies, CHP police, and Calhoun’s former colleagues from the San Diego Police Department gathered at the hospital after it was revealed that he had passed away.