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Man shot to death by deputies in Moreno Valley is identified

By in Press Enterprise on July 18, 2017

By Brian Rokos

The armed man who was shot to death in a confrontation with Riverside County sheriff’s deputies in Moreno Valley on Saturday has been identified.

Vaughn Shaw, 23, was the man who died from his injuries, Deputy Michael Vasquez said Monday, July 17.

Riverside County Superior Court records say a person with the same name was listed as a fugitive in October 2015. No other details were immediately available.

Shaw’s family and sheriff’s officials both said Shaw had a gun and had been threatening family members when someone reported a family disturbance about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stonegate at Towngate apartment complex in the 12600 block of Memorial Way.

Citing the ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Department on Monday declined to provide other information, including specifically what prompted deputies to fire. The department is also determining when it will release the names of the deputies while it assesses whether there is a threat against them “and a number of other factors,” Vasquez said.

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