RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Homicide |
|Station Area:||Lake Elsinore|
|Written Date:||October 15, 2020||Time:||8:00 AM|
|Incident Date:||October 14, 2020||Time:||10:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||500 block of Quail Drive|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Steve Brosche|
|Noah Arath Buenrostro-Quartaro|
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station responded to the 500 block of Quail Drive to investigate a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they located a deceased adult male who appeared to have been shot. The victim was later identified as Gustavo Morales, a 21 year old from Lake Elsinore. Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit and the Lake Elsinore Station were notified and have assumed the investigation.
On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Lake Elsinore deputies assigned to the Gang Task Force located the suspect, Noah Arath Buenrostro-Quartaro, a 19 year old from Lake Elsinore. Buenrostro was taken into custody without incident and was booked into jail for his role in Morales’ death.
There are no other outstanding suspects. This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Magana of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Andrade at the Lake Elsinore Station at (951) 245-3300.
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