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Woman Shot Dead during Scuffle with Deputy in California; Man Arrested for Grabbing Deputy’s Gun for Killing

Woman Shot Dead during Scuffle with Deputy in California; Man Arrested for Grabbing Deputy’s Gun for Killing

A woman tragically lost her life during a scuffle involving a California police officer. In a recent development, another individual who was present at the scene has been apprehended in connection with her murder.

A Riverside County Sheriff’s Office deputy on patrol attempted to engage with several individuals in Corona on Tuesday, as stated by the department. The individuals fled while the law enforcement officer pursued them. The reason for the deputy’s attempt to speak to the suspects remains unclear.

A deputy pursued the individuals and as he rounded a corner, a confrontation ensued between him and the man.

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Amid the altercation, the woman became physically aggressive towards the deputy, prompting him to use his firearm. She passed away at a local hospital. The identity of the individual has not been disclosed.

The deputy engaged in a physical altercation with the individual, later identified as Eric Nourani from San Diego. Eventually, kind-hearted individuals came to the deputy’s aid and assisted in apprehending him. According to the police, Nourani allegedly attempted to seize the deputy’s firearm.

According to the department’s press release, Nourani has been arrested on charges of murder, attempted murder of a peace officer, mayhem, and resisting an officer with violence.

According to the Los Angeles Times, prosecutors have not yet formally charged the 33-year-old.

According to the Times, Nourani was apprehended by the police for the murder of the woman due to California’s accomplice liability for felony murder law. Authorities can press charges against individuals who are considered significant participants in the underlying crime and have shown a callous disregard for human life as per The Independent.

While Nourani is currently incarcerated, the deputy has been placed on unpaid administrative leave, as confirmed by the sheriff’s office. The ongoing investigation into the incident is being led by the state’s Department of Justice.

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