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Moreno Valley Station

Posted on: November 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Double Homicide

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ben Ramirez

File # MV223220107

Update:

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Salvador Velasquez

During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified. On November 19, 2022, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Unit and Special Weapons and Tactics Team, served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence in Coachella. The suspect, Salvador Velasquez, a 39-year-old resident of Coachella, was arrested for two counts of murder and booked at the John Benoit Detention Center.

The victims' identities will not be released, pending next of kin notification. This investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Cline of the Central Homicide Unit at 951–955–2777 or Investigator Castellanos of the Moreno Valley Station at 951-486-6700.

Details:

On November 18, 2022, at 7:48 PM, deputies from the Moreno Valley Station responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Eucalyptus Avenue and the Old Highway 215 in Moreno Valley. Deputies arrived within minutes and located two adult females in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. Emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported both victims to a local hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and investigators from the Moreno Valley Station and Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation.

The victims’ identities will not be released at this time, pending next of kin notification. Investigators are following all suspect leads. This investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Cline of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Castellanos of the Moreno Valley Station at 951-486-6700.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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