Menifee policeman unhurt after shooting

A Menifee Police Department officer opened fire on a suspect but no one was injured, authorities said Saturday.

Police responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 27700 block of Aspel Road in the Sun City area around 9:50 p.m. Friday, the department said. A caller reported hearing a man knocking on the door and wall of a nearby apartment and shouting profanity.

When officers arrived they knocked and a man opened the door. One of the officers reported seeing the man holding a semi-automatic handgun in his right hand and opened fire. The suspect was not hit by the officer’s gunfire, nor were the two officers at the door injured. The man was arrested and police say a loaded firearm was recovered from the scene.

The man has been identified as Robert Arres, 19, of Menifee. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unnumbered and unregistered firearm.

The officer involved in the shooting has been with law enforcement for six years and with the Menifee Police Department for one year, authorities said, but the officer’s name has not been released.

Per department policy, the officer will be placed on paid administrative leave and the shooting is being investigated by the Riverside County Force Investigations Detail.

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