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Press Release: Homicide
Agency: Central Homicide Unit
Station Area: Moreno Valley
Written Date: December 18, 2017 Time: 1:45 PM
Incident Date: December 8, 2017 Time: 4:58 PM
Incident Location: 25300 block of Santiago Drive, Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Ben Ramirez
File Number(s): MV173420365


Charles Clayton Jr.

On December 8, 2017, around 4:58 p.m., officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department responded to a report of a shooting that just occurred in the 25300 block of Santiago Drive, Moreno Valley.  Officers arrived on scene and found a shooting victim inside a residence. Medical aid was requested and the victim was transported to a local hospital. The suspect, identified as Charles Clayton Jr., 53 years, was detained. Officers quickly identified several witnesses, and Moreno Valley Police Detectives responded to assume the investigation. The suspect was arrested for attempted murder and booked at the jail.

On December 14, 2017, around 11:15 p.m., the victim, Pierre Amar, 20 years, succumbed to his injuries and died. The Central Homicide Unit was notified and responded to the hospital. Amended charges of murder will be requested with District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Detective Gore at the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6700, or Lead Investigator Paz at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777. 

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

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