Riverside man arrested for attempted murder

TEMECULA – SHERIFF PRESS RELEASE – On 09/14/13, about 4:20 A.M., officers from the Temecula Police Department investigated a reported shooting in the area of Sunflower Drive and Pepper Ridge Court in Temecula. They located a male victim who was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound. The victim was hospitalized, but he recovered from his injuries and has been released.

Temecula Police Investigators responded to assist with this investigation and in the following days they were able to identify the suspect as Deric Torrez Martinez, age 31, of Riverside. Investigators sought an arrest warrant for Martinez and distributed wanted information to the other law enforcement agencies in the region. On 10/04/13, about 11:00 P.M., Menifee Police Officers located Martinez at an undisclosed residence in Menifee. Martinez was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta for attempted murder.

Additional charges are anticipated by both the Menifee Police and the Riverside County Sheriff Department regarding narcotics found in Martinez’s possession when he was arrested in Menifee, and upon his person when booked into the Southwest Detention Center.

Anyone with additional information regarding these cases is encouraged to call Investigator Mejia at the Temecula Police Department at 951 696 3000.

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

5 Responses to "Riverside man arrested for attempted murder"

  1. DAWN R   October 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Derick keep your head up I love you lots know that you’ve got people out here that love you…to all u bi….. commenting on my boy. Take a look at yourself before u look for faults in others dumb a…..

  2. ZZZ   October 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    OK, I’ll look at myself – nope, not a druggie, not an attempted murderer – choices Dawn, all about choices – drugs bring evil into the mind, in the moment. Gotta get clean or prison or dead will be his fate. Gotta find God, people laugh at that…but that’s who saved my son, clean now for a year and half.

  3. time   October 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Doesn’t matter what’s anyone say ..his going to some time..31 still gang banging what a joke

  4. Mrs. Martinez   October 16, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I don’t appreciate comments about my husband and my daughters dad. Only God can judge us.

  5. cluck mike   May 8, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Keep ur mind tight homie…. This is the life we choose…. can’t take things back we’ve done but we can get right in our heads and u will get through this G…


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