Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Ridgecrest near Upjohn Avenue

Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 17:55:15-04

UPDATE (June 9, 2017 2:43 p.m.): The suspect shot in an officer-involved shooting in Ridgecrest has been identified as 45-year-old Oscar Junior of Los Angeles.



Police activity was reported Thursday afternoon near Upjohn Avenue and Norma Street in Ridgecrest.

Officers were in the area for unrelated activity, made contact with a suspect who pointed a weapon at them, and officers fired. The suspect ended up on a roof and passed away, according to police.

The area is safe, however police ask that citizens use alternate routes to avoid voice the area.

James Monroe Middle School was placed on precautionary lockdown around noon due to the police activity. The lockdown was lifted 18 minutes later and classes continued as normal.

There is currently no ETA to when the scene will be clear.