A mum or dad shot by police after taking a instructor hostage in an hours-long standoff at a Southern California elementary faculty has died from his accidents, police mentioned.
The suspect, recognized as Luvelle Kennon, 27, entered his daughter’s faculty, Castle View Elementary in Riverside, on Tuesday morning, made his method to a clbadroom and took a instructor hostage for hours earlier than he was shot after a police crew entered the room, police mentioned.
Riverside police mentioned in a press release Tuesday that the suspect “sustained gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to those injuries and pronounced deceased.”
The feminine instructor held hostage suffered minor accidents and a substitute instructor who was struck by the suspect whereas attempting to cease him from taking the hostage suffered a damaged nostril and different accidents, police mentioned.
The incident started at round 11:12 a.m. after police have been known as on a report of an altercation on the elementary faculty, police mentioned. Police remoted the world and the campus was evacuated, and negotiations stretched on for hours, authorities mentioned.
At 5:50 p.m., greater than six hours after the standoff started, a police crew entered the room utilizing flash-bang units and shot the suspect, police mentioned. “There was communication that was made” throughout negotiations, Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback informed reporters Tuesday evening, however he wouldn’t give extra particulars about what was mentioned.
“The decision was made for the safety of the victim to enter that room and rescue her, and unfortunately an officer involved shooting did occur but we were able to rescue the victim,” Railsback mentioned. “The shooting occurred right after they entered inside,” he mentioned.
The investigation remains to be ongoing, and whether or not a gun or different weapon was used within the incident remains to be unclear, Railsback mentioned.
The man’s daughter was on the faculty when her father entered and made his method to a clasrrom and took the instructor hostage, however she was at lunch and was evacuated and reunited with different members of the family.
No college students have been within the clbadroom on the time the suspect took the instructor hostage, a college district spokesperson mentioned Tuesday, and no youngsters have been harmed through the incident, police mentioned.