Armed Robber Gets Shot While Trying To Rob Deputy In Mall Parking Lot

Victor Ochoa is accused of trying to rob an off-duty sheriff's deputy at the Galleria at Tyler on Saturday night.

Riverside, CA – An armed robber picked the wrong family to point a gun at in a mall parking lot on Saturday night when he tried to rob an off-duty deputy sheriff.

The incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. on June 1 as the deputy and his family were walking to their car in the parking lot of the Galleria at Tyler, KNBC reported.

Riverside City Police Officer Ryan Railsback said that 25-year-old Victor Ochoa allegedly confronted the deputy and his family at gunpoint and demanded their belongings.

The deputy fired his weapon at Ochoa at least once, The Mercury News reported.

"This attempted armed robbery resulted in a deputy-involved shooting," Officer Railsback said, according to KNBC.

Multiple people who heard gunfire in the mall parking lot called the police, according to The Mercury News.

The suspect fled in a vehicle after he was shot and drove himself to a hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, KNBC reported.

An officer arrived at the hospital and determined that Ochoa was the suspect in the attempted robbery at the mall.

As soon as the suspect was cleared medically, he was taken into custody by law enforcement.

Ochoa was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and charged with three counts of attempted armed robbery, The Mercury News reported.

Each count also carried a sentencing enhancement for use of a firearm.

Ochoa’s bail amount was not immediate available, according to The Mercury News.

Police have not said what kind of weapon Ochoa was using when he committed his crimes, nor whether it had been recovered by law enforcement.

Neither the deputy nor his family members were injured in the altercation.

Police have not released the name of the deputy or where he works, The Mercury News reported.

Officer Railsback said the deputy’s department information was being withheld because of the investigation

“He fired his weapon out of fear for his life and his family’s life,” Officer Railsback said. “They’re victims in this.”

Police have not revealed whether the deputy used his department-issued weapon or a personally-owned firearm when he shot Ochoa.

Comments (27)
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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Well done officer. Glad you and family are safe.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Good job Deputy!! Now, back to the range for some remedial target practice (accuracy) and to learn to fire multiple times!! No reason to have to go to the hospital to collect this POS when he could easily be scraped off the pavement!!! Still, Good Job Deputy!!

NealZ
NealZ

Nice job sir, wish it went thru his heart but at least you got his attention

Bluesupporter
Bluesupporter

Nor did the media say whether he is in this country illegally committing his crimes; and you can also bet taxpayers are paying his medical bills. FBS!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Pretty simple, don’t rob people and you won’t get shot! Fucking piece of shit.

Vernon200
Vernon200

Outstanding!!! "BLUE LIVES MATTER"

shooter
shooter

The MSM:

"The deputy should have tried to REASON with the armed robber!"

"He should have just handed over the money!"

"He should have faked a heart attack!"

"He should have offered to buy the guy a hamburger - he was probably motivated by hunger!"

dwm9ersfan
dwm9ersfan

Good job protecting your family we support you 100%.

sanman899
sanman899

Nice Job Dep, CA is going to crap faster and faster. Thank a democrat!!!

tkshields
tkshields

what difference does it make if it was issued or personal what is important is he stopped an armed robber legal status not mentioned

VicG
VicG

Good job Brother, glad you and your family are alright. Stay safe...

vwiles34
vwiles34

Outstanding job deputy. But don't forget your training " Double Tap " center mass. Still great job I bet no one gets robbed at that mall for a while. Hope that POS gets life.

xl4jc
xl4jc

Good job protecting your family. Perhaps another round would've made it perfect.

GForce48
GForce48

Glad the officer/family are ok and the lowlife pos will be in custody for an extended period of time!

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

This should happen more often. It would had not the Second Amendment not been so severely infringed.

KentS
KentS

love stories like this

bobpeel
bobpeel

Let me guess, an illegal alien.

militans Deo
militans Deo

Unless the deputy's weapon jammed, not well done, but at least he was able to defend his family and himself. The suspect was still active and continued to be a threat.