Riverside Sheriff's release bodycam when deputies shoot passenger after he opened fire at deputies
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has released bodycam video of a deputy-involved shooting in Thousand Palms back on October 18.
The video shows the moments after a deputy was dispatched to the area of Ramon Rd. and Robert Rd. to contact the suspect of a hit-and-run investigation. The deputy arrived and contacted two people inside a vehicle.
While detaining the driver, the passenger fired at deputies, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The suspect barricaded himself in the vehicle and refused to follow commands, leading to a second deputy-involved shooting.
The suspect, 27-year-old Kristian Galeana, is in custody and is still recovering from gunshot injuries. The driver, Jose Eduardo Rosales Perez, 34, of Desert Hot Springs, is also in custody.
Both were charged with two felony counts each of attempted murder on a peace officer along with one felony count each of being a convicted felon and narcotic addict in possession of a firearm and possessing ammunition, according to court records.
Meanwhile, the injured deputy is still recovering from injuries.