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Press Release: Homicide Investigation
Agency: Central Homicide Unit
Station Area: Moreno Valley
Written Date: January 24, 2018 Time: 4:00 PM
Incident Date: 04-14-2017 Time: 9:21 pm
Incident Location: 22900 Block of Allies Place, Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Walter Mendez
File Number(s): MV171040485

Update: 01-30-2018:

On February 19, 2017, at 12:50 A.M., officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department responded to the 23000 block of Merrygrove Circle, in the city of Moreno Valley, regarding several reports of shots being fired.  Officers arrived within minutes and located three females suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to the hospital where one ultimately succumbed to her injuries. The deceased victim was later identified as Jamilah Collier, age 17, from Eastvale. On April 14, 2017 at about 9:21 pm, officers assigned to the Moreno Valley Police Department were dispatched to the 22900 block of Allies Place located in the city of Moreno Valley, reference a shots fired call.  Officers arrived on scene and located three victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims were further identified as being two females ages 26 and 17, and one juvenile male age 16, all residents of Moreno Valley.  Medical personnel were summoned to the scene and all three victims were transported to a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. The deceased victim in this shooting was later identified as Sofia Ceja, age 17, from Moreno Valley.  Investigators from the Moreno Valley Police Department and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed both investigations.

Christopher Armstead Diamond LeClaren Scott Jonathan Armstead

Sheriff’s Central Homicide Investigators have identified and arrested twin brothers Christopher and Jonathan Armstead, age 22, and Diamond LeClaren Scott, age 21, all of Moreno Valley for the murders of Jamilah Collier and Sofia Ceja. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to telephone Investigator Bishop at (951) 955-2777, or Investigator Button of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3531.

Details 04-14-2017:

On April 14, 2017 at about 9:21 pm, officers assigned to the Moreno Valley Police Department were dispatched to the 22900 block of Allies Place located in the city of Moreno Valley, reference a shots fired call.  Officers arrived on scene and located three victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims were further identified as being two females ages 26 and 17, and one juvenile male age 16, all residents of Moreno Valley.  Medical personnel were summoned to the scene and all three victims were transported to a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. The 17 year old female victim later succumbed to her injuries and died.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit responded and has assumed the investigation. The identification of the victims will not be released at this time pending notification of their families.  Due to the ongoing status of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Joshua Button of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3531.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

 

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