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Posted on: October 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Attempted Murder



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Attempted Murder
Station Area:Jurupa Valley 
Written Date:October 1, 2021Time:4:14 PM
Incident Date:September 13, 2021Time:N/A
Incident Location:5500 Block of 42nd Street, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Bartlett- Corona/Jurupa Valley Regional Gang Task Force
File Number(s):JV212560077


On September 13, 2021, Jurupa Valley Deputies responded to the 5500 Block of 42nd St, Jurupa Valley regarding a shooting. When deputies arrived on scene, they located numerous bullet casings and residential damage caused by the fired bullets. Gang Task Force Officers were contacted regarding the shooting and took over the investigation.

Task Force Officers ultimately identified 41 year old Tony Merendon of Jurupa Valley and 45 year old Jerry Hernandez of Jurupa Valley, both documented criminal street gang members, as being the shooters in this incident.

Both Merendon and Hernandez have since been taken into custody. Merendon has been charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle, and multiple felony warrants. Hernandez has been charged with attempted murder.

The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The Corona/Jurupa Valley Regional Gang Task Force is one of 6 teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force. If you have information related to gang or illegal weapons related activity in the Corona or Jurupa Valley area, you can contact Sergeant Bartlett at 951 736-2419.

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

Tony Merendon
Jerry Hernandez

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