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VIDEO: Fugitive Raises Meat Cleaver In Confrontation With Deputy, Gets Fatally Shot

Cabazon, CA – Recently-released bodycam footage captured the moment when a self-described “Antichrist” with an active felony warrant pulled a meat cleaver on a Riverside County deputy in November and was fatally shot in response (video below).

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco released footage of the Nov. 12, 2022 officer-involved shooting in a critical incident briefing on Dec. 27.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Carmen Avenue just west of Rafael Street, Sheriff Bianco said.

An unidentified Riverside Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Cabazon station was out on patrol when he spotted a suspect who he knew had an active felony warrant out for his arrest.

The suspect, Kenneth Scott Wallis, was also riding his bike on the wrong side of Carmen Avenue, Sheriff Bianco said.

Wallis initially stopped his bike and dismounted when the deputy asked him to, but was then “uncooperative with any further direction,” according to the sheriff.

“Wallis referred to himself as the Antichrist and told the deputy to shoot him,” Sheriff Bianco added. “Wallis stated he had a weapon and moments later got back on his bike in an attempt to flee from the deputy.”

Bodycam footage showed the deputy as he repeatedly ordered the suspect to keep his hands out of his pockets.

“Shoot me then, mother—ker!” Wallis said, ignoring his directives.

The suspect reiterated that his was the Antichrist and told the deputy the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) had been harassing him, the video showed.

He then grabbed his bike and turned it around before jumping onto the seat and trying to flee the scene.

The deputy quickly knocked the fleeing suspect off-balance, at which point Wallis dropped the bicycle.

When the deputy attempted to detain him, Wallis allegedly challenged him to a fight, Sheriff Bianco said.

That’s when the suspect pulled a six-inch meat cleaver-style knife from his pocket, resulting in the deputy firing his duty pistol at him.

The deputy rendered aid to the wounded suspect until emergency medical personnel responded, but Wallis was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office is leading the ongoing investigation into the fatal officer-involved shooting with the assistance of the RCSD’s Force Investigation Detail and Central Homicide Unit, Sheriff Bianco said.

“This is an active and ongoing investigation,” the sheriff noted. “This incident, like all deputy-involved shootings, will ultimately be reviewed by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.”

An internal investigation is also underway.

The deputy who shot Wallis has been placed on paid administrative leave, as per protocol, KTLA reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content and Obscene Language:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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