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Press Release: Attempt Murder - Arrest
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: December 20, 2017 Time: 8:15 PM
Incident Date: December 2, 2017 Time: 5:57 PM
Incident Location: 31000 Block of Riverside Drive, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brett Seckinger
File Number(s): L173360101


Joseph David Telles

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, detectives conducted follow-up investigation reference a shooting incident that occurred at a business in the 31000 block of Riverside Drive on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at approximately 6:00 PM. The shooting resulted in no injuries, but the victim and witnesses provided leads on the identity of the shooter. Lake Elsinore detectives followed leads which were developed into a positive identification of the suspect. At approximately 4:00 PM on December 20, 2017, detectives arrested the suspect at his place of employment in the community of El Cerrito. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Search warrants were obtained for two separate residences in the cities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar for evidence related to the shooting.

The suspect in the attempted murder, identified as Joseph David Telles, 34 years old, and a resident of Lake Elsinore, was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta for the attempt murder, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting at a business and felon in possession of a firearm.

This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Lead Investigator Kelleher of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300.

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

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