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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Homicide


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Perris
Written Date:March 5, 2020Time:5:45 AM
Incident Date:March 4, 2020Time:9:34 PM
Incident Location:28000 block of Whitaker St., Winchester
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ben Ramirez
File Number(s):PC200640063


On March 15, 2020, an additional suspect was identified and arrested for the murder of Gustavo Hernandez. Joe Orosco III, 19 years old from Riverside, was booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center for murder and robbery.


On Friday, March 6, 2020, two suspects were identified and arrested for the murder of Gustavo Hernandez. Ricky Ortiz, 19 years old from Winchester and Omar Arango, 19 years old also from Winchester were booked at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center for murder. 

Omar ArangoRicky OrtizJoe Orosco III


On March 4, 2020, at about 9:34 p.m., deputies assigned to the unincorporated area of Winchester were dispatched to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 28000 block of Whitaker St., Winchester. Deputies arrived within minutes and located an adult male with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. Deputies began emergency life saving measures until paramedics arrived. Emergency medical personnel arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and investigators from Perris Sheriff Station responded. The Central Homicide Unit also responded and assumed the investigation.

The victim was identified as Gustavo Hernandez, 21 years of Perris. The 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 Salisbury at the Perris Sheriff Station at 951-210-1000 or Investigator Manjarrez with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online 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 visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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