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Posted on: November 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide 
Station Area:Hemet
Written Date:November 13, 2020Time:3:00 AM
Incident Date:November 12, 2020Time:8:21 PM
Incident Location:25200 block of Jutland Drive, Hemet
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Richard Carroll
File Number(s):D203170049

Bernard Bracely


On Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 8:21 PM, deputies responded to the 25200 block of Jutland Drive in Hemet to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies arrived within minutes and located an unconscious male adult, suffering from life-threatening injuries. Deputies rendered medical aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. The male, however, died at the scene.

Investigators from the Hemet Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The decedent has been identified as 25-year-old Kijaun Johnson of Hemet. The investigation determined the suspect as 66-year-old Bernard Bracely of Hemet. Bernard Bracely was arrested and booked into custody for homicide.

This is an active investigation, and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Investigator Hernandez of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Hollingsworth at the Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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