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Suspect Who Died After Tangling with Deputies Identified


Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Issue 35, Volume 17.
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RIVERSIDE - A suspected carjacker who died following an altercation with the sheriff's deputies trying to arrest him was identified today as a 33-year-old Hemet resident.

Robert Palmer died Saturday at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, where he was taken for treatment two days earlier after the confrontation with deputies.

The cause of death was under investigation. An autopsy is pending, according to the coroner's office.

Deputies encountered Palmer shortly after midnight Thursday after he allegedly attempted to forcibly take a motorist's vehicle near the intersection of Indian Avenue and the Ramona Expressway in Perris, said sheriff's Sgt. Todd Torrenti.

He said when Palmer spotted deputies, he took off running, but they quickly caught up to him.

"The suspect refused to comply with the deputies and fought with them," Torrenti said. "After they struggled with the suspect, he was taken into custody."

It was unclear whether deputies deployed any type of non-lethal device, such as a Taser or pepper spray, to gain his compliance.

Palmer was transported to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries immediately after being taken into custody, Torrenti said.


 

2 comments

Comment Profile Imageannonomous
Comment #1 | Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm
thats wrong. they used excessive force and should be banned from the force
Comment Profile ImageThank you
Comment #2 | Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:22 am
Thanks for saving us tax payers millions of dollars and preventing countless other violent crimes that this dirt bag would have committed

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