John Christopher Armes Killed by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Correctional Safety, Fugitive Apprehension Team

John Christopher Armes Killed by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Correctional Safety, Fugitive Apprehension Team
John Christopher Armes was Killed

Officers were trying to take into custody a parolee who was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. Armes was in a taxi and when the driver fled he allegedly took control of the taxi, drove it into an unmarked law enforcement vehicle and then ran. According to law enforcement, the suspect had a gun, and was shot by a member of the Fugitive Task Force. The suspect’s brother disagrees, says suspect was tased and then shot unnecessarily. No weapon was found.

Victim’s Name: John Christopher Armes

Agency Responsible: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Correctional Safety, Fugitive Apprehension Team

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Race: White

Date of Death: February 11, 2013

County: Riverside

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: unclear

Geography: Suburban

Source: John Christopher Armes Killed by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Correctional Safety, Fugitive Apprehension Team

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