Videos, details of Riverside officer-involved shooting released

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Saying his department strives to share as much information as possible with his community, Riverside Police Chief Larry Gonzalez today released a Critical Incident review of an officer-involved shooting that happened in Riverside last October.

The shooting happened at the end of a stolen vehicle pursuit when the driver, a felon on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) probation, accelerated the stolen car directly at a crisis negotiator and two officers, who had been taking cover behind a tree while trying to coax him out of the stolen car he was in and to surrender peacefully.

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All three officers opened fire, as they and other nearby officers scrambled for cover from the oncoming sedan. Struck multiple times by the officers’ gunfire, the driver plowed head-on into the tree the trio had been taking cover behind.

“Had it not been for that tree, those officers never could of stood a chance against that maniac,” Larry Sandfeldt, of Riverside, later told RCNS; adding, “That tree and those officers’ tactics saved their lives.”

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Last October’s incident began shortly before 10 a.m., when the City of Riverside’s Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call from a person who told emergency dispatchers they were following their stolen, silver Honda Accord in the area of Magnolia and Arlington avenues.

Officers quickly converged on the area and spotted the stolen Honda. The officers saw the car was occupied by a sole adult male, since identified as Jesse Gibson, a 29-year-old transient living in Riverside.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen car but Gibson failed to yield and accelerated away from officials, at which time a pursuit was initiated.

Officers opened fire on the driver of a stolen vehicle when the man accelerated toward two officers and a Crisis Negotiator who had been trying to coax the probationer to exit the stolen sedan and surrender to officials. Visyak Photography and News photo

Video footage captured by the pursuing officers’ patrol vehicles, which was released in today’s Critical Incident review video and can be viewed below, showed Gibson fleeing at slow to moderate speeds; but also showed him driving erratically, making sudden U-Turns, and running multiple red lights.

Video also showed officers attempting to deploy spike strips at two different locations, but Gibson managed to avoid the spikes both times. However, as Gibson continued driving southbound on Van Buren Blvd from Magnolia Ave., officers successfully utilized the Pursuit Intervention Technique, or PIT maneuver, which caused the stolen vehicle to spin around and come to a stop on Van Buren Blvd., just north of Primrose Dr.

Despite being surrounded by officers with weapons drawn, Gibson refused to comply with their commands or to surrender.

“Over the course of the next 50 minutes, officers attempted to de-escalate the suspect into surrendering peacefully, to no avail,” officials said at the time.

“Our officers do everything possible to de-escalate the various situation they encounter,” Gonzalez explained during the Critical Incident review video

Due to the ongoing standoff, additional resources including K-9 and SWAT members were summoned and responded to the scene to assist. A member of the department’s Emergency Negotiations Team also responded and began communicating with Gibson, who was still refusing to comply or surrender to officers.

Officers, detectives, and other officials survey the scene of an officer-involved involved shooting that happened when the driver of a stolen vehicle rammed into a tree where two officers and a Crisis Negotiator were taking cover while trying to convince the man to surrender. Visyak Photography and News photo

“The Emergency Negotiator was standing near a tree with two officers providing cover while he continued to de-escalate the situation and persuade the suspect into surrendering,” officials described at the time.

During the Chief’s video, the crisis negotiator can be heard calmly talking with Gibson, repeatedly asking him to surrender to officers.

However, at one point Gibson simply said, “Ya’ll have an excellent day”, before rapidly accelerating “directly towards the Emergency Negotiator and other officers, ultimately striking the tree in his attempt to run them down,” Gonzalez described.

Two of the officers discharged their duty weapons while the third officer fired a less-lethal shotgun, the Chief explained; adding that Gibson was eventually taken into custody with assistance from a police K-9.

Although Gonzalez did not specify how many rounds were fired by his officers, photographs taken from the scene by Visyak Photography and News showed numerous bullet holes in the car’s front windshield, indicating the vehicle was struck multiple times by the officers’ rounds.

Photographs and footage captured by several of the officers’ body-worn cameras showed the stolen Honda sustained heavy front-end damage from the impact, indicating he was traveling at a significant speed when he slammed into the tree the officers had been using for cover.

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Paramedics treated Gibson at the scene for multiple gunshot wounds before transporting him in stable condition to an area hospital for further treatment.

Gibson was later medically cleared before being booked into the jail ward at Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, auto theft, evading police, resisting and obstructing police, and violation of his PRCS probation.

Investigators with the Riverside District Attorney’s Office are continuing to lead this investigation, with assistance from the Riverside Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Unit.



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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

Officers opened fire on the driver of a stolen vehicle when the man accelerated toward two officers and a Crisis Negotiator who had been trying to coax the probationer to exit the stolen sedan and surrender to officials. Visyak Photography and News photo

Van Buren was closed in both directions from the 91 freeway to Magnolia for several hours while officials investigated Thursday’s officer involved shooting. Visyak Photography and News photo

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Saying his department strives to share as much information as possible with his community, Riverside Police Chief Larry Gonzalez today released a Critical Incident review of an officer-involved shooting that happened in Riverside last October.

The shooting happened at the end of a stolen vehicle pursuit when the driver, a felon on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) probation, accelerated the stolen car directly at a crisis negotiator and two officers, who had been taking cover behind a tree while trying to coax him out of the stolen car he was in and to surrender peacefully.

All three officers opened fire, as they and other nearby officers scrambled for cover from the oncoming sedan. Struck multiple times by the officers’ gunfire, the driver plowed head-on into the tree the trio had been taking cover behind.

“Had it not been for that tree, those officers never could of stood a chance against that maniac,” Larry Sandfeldt, of Riverside, later told RCNS; adding, “That tree and those officers’ tactics saved their lives.”

LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES:

Last October’s incident began shortly before 10 a.m., when the City of Riverside’s Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call from a person who told emergency dispatchers they were following their stolen, silver Honda Accord in the area of Magnolia and Arlington avenues.

Officers quickly converged on the area and spotted the stolen Honda. The officers saw the car was occupied by a sole adult male, since identified as Jesse Gibson, a 29-year-old transient living in Riverside.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen car but Gibson failed to yield and accelerated away from officials, at which time a pursuit was initiated.

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Officers opened fire on the driver of a stolen vehicle when the man accelerated toward two officers and a Crisis Negotiator who had been trying to coax the probationer to exit the stolen sedan and surrender to officials. Visyak Photography and News photo

Video footage captured by the pursuing officers’ patrol vehicles, which was released in today’s Critical Incident review video and can be viewed below, showed Gibson fleeing at slow to moderate speeds; but also showed him driving erratically, making sudden U-Turns, and running multiple red lights. Video also showed officers attempting to deploy spike strips at two different locations, but Gibson managed to avoid the spikes both times.

As Gibson continued driving southbound on Van Buren Blvd from Magnolia Ave., officers successfully utilized the Pursuit Intervention Technique, or PIT maneuver, which caused the stolen vehicle to spin around and come to a stop on Van Buren Blvd., just north of Primrose Dr.

Despite being surrounded by officers with weapons drawn, Gibson refused to comply with their commands or to surrender.

“Over the course of the next 50 minutes, officers attempted to de-escalate the suspect into surrendering peacefully, to no avail,” officials said at the time.

“Our officers do everything possible to de-escalate the various situation they encounter,” Gonzalez explained during the Critical Incident review video

Due to the ongoing standoff, additional resources including K-9 and SWAT members were summoned and responded to the scene to assist. A member of the department’s Emergency Negotiations Team also responded and began communicating with Gibson, who was still refusing to comply or surrender to officers.

“The Emergency Negotiator was standing near a tree with two officers providing cover while he continued to de-escalate the situation and persuade the suspect into surrendering,” officials described at the time.

During the Chief’s video, the crisis negotiator can be heard calmly talking with Gibson, repeatedly asking him to surrender to officers.

However, at one point Gibson simply said, “Ya’ll have an excellent day”, before rapidly accelerating “directly towards the Emergency Negotiator and other officers, ultimately striking the tree in his attempt to run them down,” Gonzalez described.

Two of the officers discharged their duty weapons while the third officer fired a less-lethal shotgun, the Chief explained; adding that Gibson was eventually taken into custody with assistance from a police K-9.

Although Gonzalez did not specify how many rounds were fired by his officers, photographs taken from the scene by Visyak Photography and News showed numerous bullet holes in the car’s front windshield, indicating the vehicle was struck multiple times by the officers’ rounds.

Photographs and footage captured by several of the officers’ body-worn cameras showed the stolen Honda sustained heavy front-end damage from the impact, indicating he was traveling at a significant speed when he slammed into the tree the officers had been using for cover.

Paramedics treated Gibson at the scene for multiple gunshot wounds before transporting him in stable condition to an area hospital for further treatment.

Gibson was later medically cleared before being booked into the jail ward at Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, auto theft, evading police, resisting and obstructing police, and violation of his PRCS probation.

Investigators with the Riverside District Attorney’s Office are continuing to lead this investigation, with assistance from the Riverside Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Unit.

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

Officers opened fire on the driver of a stolen vehicle when the man accelerated toward two officers and a Crisis Negotiator who had been trying to coax the probationer to exit the stolen sedan and surrender to officials. Visyak Photography and News photo

Officers, detectives, and other officials survey the scene of an officer involved involved shooting that happened when the driver of a stolen vehicle rammed into a tree where two officers and a Crisis Negotiator were taking cover while trying to convince the man to surrender. Visyak Photography and News photo

Van Buren was closed in both directions from the 91 freeway to Magnolia for several hours while officials investigated Thursday’s officer involved shooting. Visyak Photography and News photo

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