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Press Release: Patrol Vehicle Struck by Gunfire
Agency: Moreno Valley Police
Station Area: Moreno Valley
Written Date: December 11, 2017 Time: 8:45 PM
Incident Date: December 11, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM
Incident Location: Cactus Avenue X Graham Street, Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant William Stens
File Number(s): MV173450303

Update 12-12-17:

Jacob Gonzalez

On December 12, 2017, a suspect was identified in the shooting of an occupied black and white Moreno Valley Police Department patrol car. This shooting occurred on December 11, 2017, near the intersection of Cactus Avenue and Graham Street. This incident was partially captured on the city of Moreno Valley’s City-Wide Camera System. Today, about 3:45 pm, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted by officers at the intersection of Elsworth Street and Alessandro Blvd. in Moreno Valley. MVPD Officers stopped the vehicle and detained the driver, Jacob Gonzalez, age 23 of Hesperia. Based on the investigation, Gonzalez was arrested and booked for attempt murder of a police officer.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Gore at the Moreno Valley Police Station by calling (951) 486-6700. 


On Monday, December 11, 2017, around 4:00 PM, a Moreno Valley Police car was traveling in the area of Cactus and Graham when it was shot at by an unknown person. A single bullet struck the vehicle. The officer was not injured in this incident. 

The Moreno Valley Police Department is asking the public's assistance. The police department is asking for anyone that may have been in the area around the time of this incident to call Investigator Gore at (951) 486-6700.

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


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