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Moreno Valley Station

Posted on: December 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Homicide


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:December 4, 2019Time:6:25 AM
Incident Date:December 3, 2019Time:7:13 PM
Incident Location:2400 Block of Sunnymead Boulevard, Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rick Espinoza, Central Homicide Unit
File Number(s):MV193370410


On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:13 PM, deputies from the Moreno Valley Station responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon at a hotel in the 24000 Block of Sunnymead Blvd, in the city of Moreno Valley.  

Deputies arrived at the scene and found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies rendered medical aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. The male was transported to a local hospital where he died. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The deceased male was identified as James Black, 42 years old of Lake Elsinore.   

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information or video regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Manjarrez at (760) 393-3530 or (951) 955-2777. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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