RIVERSIDE – A man fatally shot during an armed confrontation with Riverside police was identified today.
He was Dontae Hayes, 20, of Riverside, according to the Riverside County Coroner.
The shooting occurred when Hayes pulled a handgun after making contact with officers at Arlington Park, near Miller and Roosevelt streets, at 11:40 a.m., said Lt. Guy Toussant of the Riverside Police Department.
Toussant said officers decided to handcuff Hayes before questioning him, in an area adjacent to a children’s playground.
The mother of a man who Riverside police shot to death in Arlington Park on Dec. 31, 2013, is seeking at least $25,000 from the city.
Taffy Hayes, mother of Dontae Daveon Lewis Hayes, has filed a claim for damages with the city that alleges wrongful death and violation of civil rights.