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Cabazon Station

Posted on: June 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Homicide

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ed Baeza 

File # B231760012


On 06/25/23, at 4:40 p.m., deputies assigned to the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a shooting that occurred on the 1500 block of Elm Street, Cabazon. Upon arriving, deputies located a deceased female victim suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. As deputies were securing the initial scene, deputies were dispatched to a second shooting scene on the 5200 block of Riza Avenue, Cabazon. When deputies arrived, they located a deceased male suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Both crime scenes were secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. Investigators determined both incidents are related based on witness statements and evidence located at both scenes. The female victim has been identified as Rose V. Fidler, 36-year-old resident of Cabazon. The male suspect has been identified as Leonard Gamez, 40-year-old resident of Cabazon and brother to the victim. There are no outstanding suspects.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Lead Investigator J. Letterly of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator R. Birmingham of the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station at 951–922–7100. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.

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