Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ed Baeza
File # MA230900064
On Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:51 p.m., deputies assigned to the Lake Matthews Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a shooting that occurred on the 18000 block of Gentian Avenue, in Woodcrest. Upon arriving, deputies were directed into a residence where they located an adult female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical aid was summoned, and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injury and was pronounced deceased. A crime scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. The victim was identified as Isabella Ruiz, 21-year-old resident of Riverside. The suspect, Brady Castillo, 21-year-old resident of Riverside was booked into jail for the listed charge. There are no outstanding suspects.
If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Master Investigator D. Sandoval of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Cuevas of the Lake Matthews Sheriff’s Station at 951-272-5600.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.
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