Saturday, May 20, 2017

• Officer Involved Shooting

There was an officer involved shooting in Wildomar. For the details, what better source than the actual police report? Please see below.

From the police report:

On Friday, May 19, 2017, at approximately 3:15 PM, officers from the Wildomar Police Department responded to a disturbance call at a multi residential property located in the 21800 block of Waite Street. Prior to arriving at the location, officers received information of an argument between a landlord and a tenant. 

The landlord was attempting to unlawfully enter a residence and threatened to harm the occupants, while in possession of a firearm and a knife. Officers arrived at the location and a search for the suspect began. 

Officers located the suspect who was still in possession of the firearm and knife. Officers gave the suspect multiple commands to surrender but he refused. During this time the suspect fired multiple rounds toward the occupied residence. The officers observed the suspect then point the firearm toward the residence and an officer involved shooting occurred. 

The suspect received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the shooting. Paramedics treated the suspect at the scene and transported him to a local hospital. The officers involved, and the occupants of the residence, were not injured during the incident. 

The suspect is identified as Anthony Pupora, a 49 year-old Wildomar resident. Mr. Pupora was arrested for negligent discharge of a firearm, false imprisonment, and shooting at an inhabited dwelling. He will be booked into the Southwest Detention Center.

Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. 

The involved officer has been placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved officer’s name will not be released at this time. This is an active and ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Investigator Navarrete of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Posson of the lake Elsinore Station at 951-245-3300.

I first heard about this from a facebook post by mayor pro-tem Ben Benoit. The next morning I checked the Press Enterprise but didn't see any mentions of it. Thanks to Ken Mayes for sending me this link LINK to share the police report.
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You may delay, but time will not.

– Benjamin Frankiln 

Wildomar Rap delays only when trying to put off the inevitable.


  1. Good to see that Ben is keeping informed about his district, he does have probably the roughest district. It would be nice to know how this affects our law enforcement coverage now that we have a deputy on Paid Administrative Leave for a period of time.

    1. From what I understand, we get a certain number of man hours with the contract, not necessarily specific officers. So, other than perhaps a familiar face missing for awhile, I don't anticipate a lack of law enforcement coverage due to this.

    2. Thanks for keeping us informed. It seems I hear sirens 3-4 times a day around here! I live within 2 miles of this incident.


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