Deputies kill ‘mentally disturbed’ man who allegedly grabbed a bat

Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies fatally shot a “mentally disturbed” man Monday who was allegedly carrying a spiked bat, officials said.

Jesus Antonio Rodriguez, 33, was shot after deputies went to a home on the 24000 block of Filaree Avenue in the Moreno Valley at about 12:30 p.m. for a “mentally disturbed person,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Rodriguez’s mother told deputies her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia and behaved aggressively toward her while under the influence of an unknown substance, the sheriff’s office said.

Rodriguez allegedly ran into his bedroom when officers arrived and started yelling at them. He grabbed a baseball bat “with sharp metal tips on the end,” after which officers fired at him twice with a stun gun, “but it was ineffective,” the sheriff’s office said.

Rodriguez allegedly approached MPs and an unknown number shot him.

The 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office did not release the names of the officers involved, but said they would be placed on administrative leave under the policy.

The Riverside County Attorney’s Office will lead the investigation into the shooting. Deputies kill ‘mentally disturbed’ man who allegedly grabbed a bat

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