Suspect Apprehended In Deputy-Involved Shooting In Riverside County!
The man accused of shooting a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy in Thousand Palms last week made his initial court appearance on Thursday.
The 27-year-old Kristian Galeana entered a not-guilty plea to the two counts of attempted peace officer murder and weapons charges. That happened two days after Jose Eduardo Rosales Perez, 34, entered a not-guilty plea on Tuesday morning to the identical accusations.
According to jail records, both men were still being held on a $1 million bail on Thursday.
#DIS UPDATE: Jose Eduardo RosalesPerez was identified as a suspect in the DIS. He was booked on 3 counts of attempted murder of a peace officer. 2nd suspect identity is not being released at this time. Both deputy & second suspect remain hospitalized. https://t.co/Ofyl7IRfpX pic.twitter.com/daOmD5MotK
— Riverside County Sheriff (@RSO) October 21, 2023
The two guys were reportedly in the automobile when deputies pulled over them on October 18, shortly after 7 p.m., at Ramon and Robert roads, according to the sheriff’s investigators. The cops were in the vicinity looking into a vehicle that allegedly hit and fled.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Galeana opened fire on the deputies while Perez was driving and Galeana was in the passenger seat.
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After being injured by gunfire, the deputy—whose name has not been made public—was reportedly getting better.
Galeana “barricaded inside the vehicle and refused to follow commands” following the gunfire, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. He eventually emerged, and they brought him to a hospital.