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Press Release: Attempted Murder With a Firearm by Active Gang Member
Agency: Gang Task Force
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: 05/07/19 Time: 1:00 PM
Incident Date: 03/24/19 Time: 7:00 PM
Incident Location: 5000 Block of Troth St, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Nathan Padilla
File Number(s): JV190880123 / JV190730063 / JV190660067


Alvaro Lopez-Chacon

On Friday March 29, 2019, about 7:00 PM, members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Opens in New Window, Region-7, investigated a shooting that occurred in the 5000 block of Troth St. in Jurupa Valley. No one was struck or injured during the shooting. After a lengthy investigation, Task Force Officers determined the shooting was gang related and identified 24-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, Alvaro Lopez-Chacon, as the person responsible for the shooting. Lopez-Chacon was identified as being a member of an active criminal street gang. During a follow-up investigation, Task Force Officers learned Lopez-Chacon was also responsible for several other gang related shootings that occurred within the Jurupa Valley area within the last several months. An arrest warrant was obtained for Lopez-Chacon’s arrest related to each shooting.

On Friday May 03, 2019, Lopez-Chacon was arrested in the City of Riverside for his arrest warrant and an unrelated offense. Lopez-Chacon was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the listed charges.   

  • Attempted Murder with a Firearm.
  • Criminal Street Gang Membership.

The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Riverside County Probation.

Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

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

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