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Posted on: March 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Homicide


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Colorado River
Written Date:March 29, 2020Time:3:00 PM
Incident Date:March 28, 2020Time:7:40 PM
Incident Location:14100 block of 25th Avenue, Ripley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ben Ramirez
File Number(s):A200880017

On March 28, 2020, about 7:40 p.m., deputies assigned to the Colorado River Station were dispatched to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, in the area of 25th and Ramsey avenue, in Ripley. Upon arrival to the area, deputies found a male on the street suffering from gunshot wound trauma. Deputies began emergency life-saving measures until paramedics arrived. A crime scene was secured and station investigators responded. The male succumbed from his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

The decedent was identified as Martin Perez, 23 years of Blythe. 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 Barron at the Colorado River Station at 760-921-7900 or Investigator Sandoval with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tips online form.

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