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Posted on: January 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Attempted Murder Suspects Arrested

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Attempted Murder Suspects Arrested
Station Area:Region 3 Hemet / San Jacinto
Written Date:January 15, 2020Time:
Incident Date:November 29, 2019
December 5, 2019
Time:
Incident Location:600 Block of S. State Street, Hemet and
41800 Block of Briarwood Ave., unincorporated area of Hemet
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Bob Nishida - Hemet Police Department
File Number(s):19-10424



On 11/29/2019, a gang related shooting occurred in the 600 block of S. State St., in the city of Hemet. The victim was unharmed in this incident.

On 12/05/2019, a gang related shooting occurred in the 41800 block of Briarwood Ave., in the unincorporated area of Hemet. There were three victims, with one being a 2 year old child. One of the other victims was shot multiple times and suffered major injuries. He is still hospitalized due to the severity of his injuries.

Gang Task Force personnel assumed the investigation of both cases, which resulted in multiple search warrants and the arrest of two suspects.

On 01/09/2020, Gang Task Force Officers took Donte Session into custody for attempted murder in the 41800 block of Briarwood Ave., in the unincorporated area of Hemet. Session was found in possession of two firearms, ammunition, and a large capacity handgun magazine. Evidence of gang membership was also located.

On 01/15/2020, Gang Task Force Officers took Devion Washington into custody for attempted murder in the 1200 block of S. Cawston Ave., in the city of Hemet.

GTF personnel were assisted by the Riverside County District Attorney Gang Impact Team, the Hemet Police Department ROCS Team, and the Hemet Police Department Investigations Bureau.

gtf19-11-29-Session-Donte
Donte Session

ARRESTEE:
Donte Session
20 year old resident of the unincorporated area of Hemet

CHARGES:
File # D193390061
664/187 PC- Attempted Murder (x3)
29805 PC- Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm
30305(a)(1) PC- Prohibited Person in Possession of Ammunition
186.22(a) PC- Gang Membership
186.22(b) PC- Gang Enhancement
32310(a) PC- Possession of a large Capacity Magazine
BAIL: $1,095,000

File # 19-10424
664/187 PC- Attempted Murder
186.22(a) PC- Gang Membership
186.22(b) PC- Gang Enhancement
BAIL: $1,075,000

TOTAL BAIL FOR 2 CASES: 
$2,170,00

SUPERVISED RELEASE:
None

gtf19-11-29-Washington-Devion
Devion Washington

ARRESTEE: 
Devion Washington 
19 year old resident of the city of Hemet

CHARGES: 
File # D193390061
664/187 PC- Attempted Murder (x3) 186.22(a) PC- Gang Membership 186.22(b) PC- Gang Enhancement
12022.1 PC- Commit Crime While Out on Bail
BAIL:
$1,095,000

File # 19-10424
664/187 PC- Attempted Murder 186.22(a) PC- Gang Membership 186.22(b) PC- Gang Enhancement
12022.1 PC- Commit Crime While Out on Bail

BAIL:
$1,095,000

TOTAL BAIL FOR 2 CASES:
$2,190,000

SUPERVISED RELEASE:
None

The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force has been in existence since April 2006. The Law Enforcement Agencies within “The Valley” have been working together since this time on a daily basis. The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force is comprised of members from the Hemet Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Probation Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force operates in the Cities of Hemet, San Jacinto, and the unincorporated areas of Hemet. The law enforcement leadership within the valley meets regularly and coordinates the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force activities. Since the formation of the task force, leadership has recognized the importance of working together to provide the highest level of service for the citizens within the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley. 

The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force is one of five teams composing the entire Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of various law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. 


The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several local and countywide law enforcement agencies with the goal of providing safe and secure communities free of violent crime and gang violence.

 You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website at Gang Activity Form.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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