A man armed with a knife was wounded in a deputy- involved shooting near the Agua Caliente Resort Casino in Rancho Mirage and later died at a hospital, authorities said Wednesday morning.
The shooting occurred about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Bob Hope Drive and Ramon Road, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect had been seen waving a knife in the air and “exhibiting bizarre behavior,” Deputy Robyn Flores told the Desert Sun.
Deputies who responded to the scene ordered the man to put down the knife. When he did not comply, a stun gun was used, but it did not work, Flores said.
The man continued to hold the knife and when he moved toward deputies, he was shot, Flores said.
The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect’s name was not released.
No deputies were injured.