Two Suspects Killed in Separate Officer-Involved Shootings over the Weekend
One man was killed after attacking officers at Rancho Mira Loma Park in Jurupa Valley
JURUPA VALLEY – Two separate incidents occurring on Friday and Saturday night ended with the death of two suspects who reportedly attacked officers.
After receiving a call of a disturbance at a Rancho Mira Loma Park on Friday November 13 at about 5:00 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded. When the officers arrived on the scene in the 3200 block of Wysocki Lane, in the city of Jurupa Valley, a physical altercation ensued. As the altercation heightened, the officer involved shot the attacker.
According to the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, the officer immediately called for an ambulance. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The officer, who was also injured during the altercation, received medical attention at a local hospital. His injuries were non-life-threatening.
The suspect was later identified as Ernesto Gamino, a 25-year-old man from Mira Loma. Available records show that Gamino had a history of drug or alcohol abuse. He was arrested in July of 2011 for disorderly conduct – public intoxication. The next month he was charged with driving under the influence; charges he again faced in both February and September of 2013.
A second incident occurred on Saturday, November 14 at about 10:00 am. This time officers from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a trouble call from inside of a Subway Sandwich shop, located on the 2900 block of Rubidoux Boulevard in Jurupa Valley. A man had been breaking things outside the store, and had then entered. The employees hid in the back.
Officers found themselves confronted with a male adult subject armed with a hammer. When the suspect refused to drop the hammer, officers attempted to use a taser on him. The taser had no effect on the man.
According to the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, the subject the charged toward the officers wielding the hammer and was shot.
The suspect received medical attention and was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. No officers were injured during the incident. The deceased suspect was later identified as 31-year-old Ramon Salazar of Hemet.
Both of these incidents are active and on-going cases. The officers involved in the shootings have been placed on administrative leave per Department policy.
CrimeVoice staff contributed to this report