Man escapes injury after confrontation with police

Shootout results in house being riddled with bullet holes

■ Chronicle news Staff

Hemet police and a man living on Rafferty Road engaged in exchange of gunfire Wednesday evening, Dec. 26, but no one was hurt, according to police.
Police said they were called to the residence in the 2900 block shortly after 6 p.m. when neighbors said the man had left his home and was outside brandishing a firearm. When police arrived, a confrontation ensued, and officers opened up on the man but apparently didn’t hit him. His residence, however, was left riddled with bullet holes, according to news reports.
The man was quickly taken into custody and was being held in jail at the Hemet Police Department headquarters pending further investigation by the Hemet Police Detective Bureau Further details, including charges, are expected to be released as they become available.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact investigators at 951-765-2400.

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