JURUPA VALLEY: Sheriff’s officials asking for help in identifying fatal shooting suspect

JURUPA VALLEY – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible suspect after one victim was killed and another was wounded during a shooting in Jurupa Valley on Saturday, Feb. 20.

The suspect has been described as a light skinned, adult Hispanic male, in his mid-20s, approximately six feet tall. The suspect may have been driving a dark colored Dodge Charger, according to Riverside Sheriff Sergeant Rob Thompson.

Composite sketch images of possible suspect from Feb. 20's fatal shooting incident.

Composite sketch images of possible suspect from Feb. 20’s fatal shooting incident.

Vehicle similar to the one believed to have been used in the fatal shooting on Feb. 20.

Vehicle similar to the one believed to have been used in the fatal shooting on Feb. 20.

At about 12:15 a.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s emergency communications center received a 911 call about a shooting in the 4000 block of Pedley Road, in Jurupa Valley. Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the emergency call.

Upon arrival, deputies located two victims suffering gunshot wounds. An adult male, who has not yet been identified, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics treated the second victim, identified only as an adult female, before they transported her to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In a press release from the sheriff’s department, Thompson wrote, “Jurupa Valley investigators and investigators from the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. This investigation is ongoing and the victims’ identities are being withheld pending further investigation and notification of next of kin.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect should contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099, or Investigator Mullins of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number JV16051001 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

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