JURUPA VALLEY – Sheriff’s officials are investigating after a man was fatally shot Tuesday, May 2. The fatal early morning shooting happened on the 9200 block of Jurupa Road near the intersection of Van Buren Boulevard in Jurupa Valley.
Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley Police Station were dispatched to the location about 3 a.m., after emergency dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a man down, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Walter Mendez explained in a written press release.
When deputies arrived they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound.
Deputies immediately summoned medical personnel to the scene and the victim was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff. According to a preliminary release from coroner’s officials, the victim died about 3:25 a.m.
The victim’s identity was not released, pending notification of the man’s family.
The Riverside Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. They were assisted by investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station, the District Attorney’s Office, coroner’s officials and evidence technicians from the department’s Forensic Services Bureau.
Sheriff’s officials remained at the location well into the following day investigating the deadly shooting.
During the investigation, several businesses at the northwest corner of the intersection – including a Chevron gas station a restaurant and others – were closed Tuesday, due to crime scene tape that was stretched around the entire complex and another nearby vacant parking lot.
Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information was immediately available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Paixao of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3526 or Investigator Fransik from the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number JV171220014 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.