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Drive-by shooting in San Jacinto

Friday, July 11th, 2008
Issue 28, Volume 12.

According to a police report, just prior to midnight on Sunday, July 6, officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of North Ramona Blvd. in San Jacinto in reference to a drive-by shooting during which a 5-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

Upon arrival, officers also discovered the boy’s 65-year-old grandmother injured her arms and back when she fell out of her wheelchair in an attempt to protect the boy during the shooting.

Both the boy and grandmother, along with several other family members, were reportedly inside the living room and outside the residence when a large caliber bullet came through the front wall of the home. The boy was playing on the front room floor when the bullet struck his leg.

Fire personnel and paramedics arrived within minutes and the boy was taken to a local trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The grandmother was taken via ambulance to an area hospital; her injuries were also non-life-threatening. Both are expected to fully recover.

Investigators, forensic technicians and members of the Riverside County Gang Task Force were summoned to process the scene and collect evidence.

The house had been the target of two previous drive-by shootings within the past 24 hours, according to the police report. In the previous Advertisement
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incidents, several rounds were fired toward the home but only one round struck the residence. During these two incidents, there were no injuries.

Based upon witnesses’ statements, the suspects were described as several black males in their early twenties, last seen driving a white Nissan Altima. A vehicle with occupants matching the description provided was located nearby within minutes of the shooting.

The subjects were detained and interviewed and forensic evidence was collected. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the possible firearm used in the shooting was located blocks away lying near a curb.

The suspects in connection to this incident were arrested and have been identified as: Romel Kelley, 18, of San Jacinto; Quan Police, 18, of Colton; Richard Mann, 18, of Hemet; and a 17-year-old male from San Jacinto. The name of the juvenile is being withheld due to his age.

The three adult suspects were transported to the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility and the juvenile was booked at the Southwest Juvenile Hall. The suspects will be charged for assault with a deadly weapon and shooting at an occupied dwelling.

Those with additional information regarding this shooting or the two previous incidents are encouraged to contact Deputy Jennifer Higgins or Investigator Douglas Frey at (951) 654-2702.



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