Man arrested for allegedly killing 20-year-old Menifee resident


MENIFEE (CNS) – A man suspected of fatally attacking a 20-year-old Menifee resident and injuring his friend was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 4 following a months-long Riverside County sheriff’s investigation.
Kenneth Alan Harmon, 21, of Menifee was booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of murder. He’s being held without bail.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Espinoza, detectives identified Harmon as the alleged assailant in the February attack on Antonio Quintero after developing leads that ultimately enabled them to obtain and serve an arrest warrant.
Espinoza said the victim and an associate were in his vehicle, parked in the 28000 block of Sparacio Road, just east of Antelope Road, on the afternoon of Feb. 9 when Harmon allegedly attacked them.
A possible motive was not disclosed, nor was the type of weapon used.
Quintero and the other victim, whose name was withheld, were discovered unconscious and “suffering from traumatic injuries,” according to the sergeant.
The men were taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where Quintero died a short time later. The other man survived.
No details were available regarding Harmon’s background or how he might have known the victims.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.