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Posted on: January 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Attempt Murder



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Attempt Murder
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:January 7, 2021Time:3:00 PM
Incident Date:January 1, 2021Time:3:50 PM
Incident Location:Lakeshore Drive and Spring Street, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):L210010076

Andrew Avila


On January 1, 2021, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of Lakeshore Drive and Spring Street, in the city of Lake Elsinore, reference a stabbing. Upon arrival deputies located two victim’s suffering from multiple stab wounds. Both victims were transported to local area hospitals where they received medical treatment. The Lake Elsinore Station Investigations Unit responded and assumed the investigation. Through the course of the investigation the suspect was identified as, Andrew Avila, age 28, a resident of the city of Lake Elsinore, whom had fled from the scene prior to deputies arrival. On January 7, 2021, Lake Elsinore Station Investigators, along with deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station County Problem Oriented Policing Team, identified the possible location where Andrew Avila was staying, responded to the area, and arrested Andrew Avila without further incident.

Andrew Avila was transported to Cois Byrd Detention Center and booked on the charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Andrade or Investigator Mills at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

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

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