Domestic Violence Call Ends with Officer Involved Shooting

Domestic Violence Call Ends with Officer Involved Shooting

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CORONA – An armed domestic violence suspect was fired at by a Corona police officer Wednesday, February 3, but according to officials, neither the suspect nor the officer was injured.

At 12:44 a.m. the Corona Police department received a  call from a 17-year-old girl reporting a domestic violence situation at a house in the 1700 block of Greenview Avenue in Corona.

According to Sgt. Paul Mercado when the police officer arrived, a resident of the house, 39-year-old Keith Bernard Winn, was in the garage and armed with a handgun.

Mercado told the media Wednesday afternoon that the incident is still under investigation, but that the encounter ended with the officer firing at Winn. The officer was not identified, but is a 17-year veteran of the police force.

Winn was taken into custody for investigation of domestic violence.

According to the Press Enterprise, neighbors Shayne and Andy Voorheis, who live across the street, said they were awoken early Wednesday by the sound of three gunshots. Shayne Voorheis noted concern for her 10-year-old son and had immediately checked on his safety before exiting the house to investigate.

The couple reported hearing a man screaming at officers, warning them that there were children in the home. At this point Shayne Voorheis said she saw the man struggling with officers before being placed in a squad car.

The Press Enterprise also spoke with Tommy Conover, a neighbor three doors down from the home, who also stated he heard three gunshots and stated that the family involved was new to the street.

According to Mercado detectives are investigating at the scene and interviewing Winn to determine what led to the officer-involved shooting. The department expects to release more information later Wednesday.

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