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Posted on: March 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Assault with a Deadly Weapon Investigation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault with a Deadly Weapon Investigation
Station Area:Hemet
Written Date:March 28, 2020Time:8:00 AM
Incident Date:March 22, 2020Time:N/A
Incident Location:1600 block of W. Florida Avenue, City of Hemet
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Bob Nishida- Hemet Police Department
File Number(s):Hemet PD File # 20-2428


On March 26, 2020, Gang Task Force (GTF) detectives learned about an assault with a deadly weapon (ADW) that occurred on March 22, 2020 in the 1600 block of W. Florida Ave., in the city of Hemet. The suspect, later identified as Jontai McNair, used a firearm against the victim. McNair is a member of a Moreno Valley based gang and linked to other shooting incidents in the San Jacinto Valley. Those gang related incidents are still being investigated.  

On March 27, 2020, Jontai McNair was arrested in the city of Moreno Valley with the assistance of the Moreno Valley PD- Special Enforcement Team (SET.) A probation search was conducted on McNair. Ammunition and gang indicia were found. 

Jontai McNair
Jontai McNair

If you have any information related to this investigation or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant Bob Nishida at the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Regional Gang Task Force at 951-765-2400.

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