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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Armed Robbery and Fatal Traffic Collision

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Armed Robbery and Fatal Traffic Collision
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:March 25, 2020Time:12:50 AM
Incident Date:March 24, 2020Time:1:18 PM
Incident Location:2200 block of W. Esplanade, San Jacinto 
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rick Espinoza, Central Homicide Unit
File Number(s):I200840041


Update:

The suspect was identified by the Coroner’s Office as Gabriel Dominic Romero, 23 years old out of Perris.

Details: 

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 1:18 PM, deputies from the San Jacinto Station responded to a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a business in the 2200 Block of W. Esplanade in San Jacinto. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.   

The suspect was driving at a high rate of speed west bound on the Ramona Expressway near Hanson Blvd. when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a vehicle driving west bound. The suspect was ejected from his vehicle and died as a result of his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle and a passenger were transported to a local hospital and received medical attention for injuries sustained during the collision. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The name of the suspect is still unknown and will not be released until he is positively identified and the family has been notified.

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Barajas at (760) 393-3522 or (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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