Riverside sheriffs shoot at--and miss--Manuel Lomeli, 20

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Luckily nobody was hurt in this incident. They're saying the brother was armed. Check it out:

http://www.swrnn.com/2012/12/31/moreno-valley-police-pursuit-suspect-sti...

Moreno Valley: Police pursuit suspect still on the loose
By City News Service, on December 31, 2012, at 1:23 pm
An armed suspect who led Riverside County sheriff’s deputies on a chase through Moreno Valley, culminating in gunfire, remained at large today.

As of this afternoon, investigators were still seeking information on the whereabouts of the unidentified man.

His alleged partner, 20-year-old Manuel Lomeli of Moreno Valley, was being held in lieu of $250,000 bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. He was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm and felony evading.

According to sheriff’s officials, around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, deputies attempted to stop a black Hyundai sedan on Sunnymead Boulevard after the driver plowed through a stop sign.

The motorist, whose erratic driving indicated he may have been drunk, allegedly ignored a patrol unit’s lights and siren and went onto the eastbound Moreno Valley (60) Freeway, exiting moments later at Moreno Beach Drive and heading north, sheriff’s Cpl. Angel Ramos said.

He said the suspect lost control of the vehicle in the 29000 block of Locust Avenue, crashing into a fence.

Both occupants fled on foot. The front-seat passenger, Lomeli, was allegedly spotted reaching into his waistband, prompting a deputy to open fire, Ramos said.

The suspect was not hit and surrendered. A handgun was found nearby, according to Ramos.

The driver managed to elude capture, despite deputies canvassing the area with the assistance of a bloodhound and air unit, Ramos said.

He said a handgun was located in the driver’s seat of the Hyundai.

The outstanding suspect was described as heavyset with a shaved head and facial hair, wearing dark-colored clothing.

Anyone with information was urged to call the sheriff’s Moreno Valley station at 951-486-6700.

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/moreno-valley/moreno-valle...

MORENO VALLEY: Fleeing passenger shot at by deputy, arrested

BY BRIAN ROKOS STAFF WRITER December 30, 2012; 10:53 AM
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For the second time in two days, a Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy fired at a vehicle passenger who fled officers in Moreno Valley.
Friday, Lamon Khiry Haslip, 18, of Ontario, was killed after he jumped out of a vehicle and ran. A deputy handcuffed him, and he was shot when another deputy saw that Haslip had a gun.
Saturday, Dec. 29, Manuel Lomeli was not hit by the bullet, however, and he was arrested.
A Sheriff’s Department news release said that about 6:30 p.m., deputies pursued a black Hyundai that had failed to pull over after running a stop sign on Sunnymead Boulevard. The Hyundai continued onto Highway 60, where it was being driven erratically. The vehicle left the highway at Moreno Beach Drive and struck a fence in the 29000 block of Locust Avenue.
The driver and passenger ran. A deputy chased the passenger, who was seen reaching into his waistband, the release said. The deputy shot at the passenger, who was not injured. A handgun was found near him, the release said. No arrest charges were listed in the news release or in online booking records for Lomeli, 20, of Moreno Valley.
No officers were injured. The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.
The driver could not be found. He was described as a heavy-set male adult with a shaved head and facial hair wearing dark clothing. No race was listed in the release.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Investigator Beaza at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Seltzer at 951-486-6700.

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